Hi! My name is Kate Bailey, and my store is called "Get EnglishEd." (Get it? :))
The following PowerPoint has a three-day series of teaching literary analysis through music. This is my technique for scaffolding instruction on poetry and literary analysis. Students are comfortable with music - in fact, for most of them, it is their life! This provides a cozy approach to something that typically scares students.This product is for a teacher who is inspired by music in the same way that our students are! I did these activities in August and my kids absolutely loved it. It was so much fun!
You'll have to use the PowerPoint as your guide - it doesn't have a script of what to say or point out to your students. It has songs, youtube links, lyrics, and discussion/reflective questions to accompany the day's activity. This activity allows students to not only learn the basics of analysis, but also discover cultural connections between music, literature, and the world around them.