This resource can be used with ANY SONG and is great for a review or test prep!
No doubt students love music. As teachers, we know one of the best
ways to engage students in learning is teach with their interests in mind.
Music offers an engaging and exciting way to cover many Common Core
Standards. What makes this resource stand out is that it can be used
with ANY SONG! This gives you the choice to use one that your students
are currently enjoying or one that you enjoy yourself.
Students are asked to:
1.Find the Theme and Main Idea of the song. They are placed side-by-
side on the graphic organizer so that students can compare.
2. Figurative Language. Most songs utilize some figurative language.
Students find the figurative language and write the line and tell what
type of figurative language was utilized.
3. Text Connections. The reason why songs become successful is because
they resonate with us. Students are asked to think of how the song
applies to their own life.
4. Parts of Speech. Students need to find a noun, verb, etc. in the song.
Even though we go over what a verb, adjective, adverb, etc. is it seems
that my kids can never get enough practice.
5. Tone and Mood. Again the tone and mood that is created with the song
is why many songs are so successful.
6. Point of View Identification.
Visualize. Students can sketch a quick picture (or more elaborate) of
what they see when they hear the song.
8. Author's Purpose. Cite evidence to describe why a student thinks the song was created/ written.
9. Favorite Lyric. Which line stands out the most to students?
Different heading titles: Music Analysis; Music Mondays; Tune Tuesdays; Festival Fridays to bring engagement into your classroom. You can make this a weekly review or whenever it fits your class needs.