This is a powerpoint I have created for an alternative way to build comprehension knowledge.
Contains 34 songs. Each slide has the lyrics, the song and several starter questions for building comprehension and discussions.
My class love doing these activities, better than just reading journals. Conversations can be catered for whatever level of the child. You can take each discussion as far as you like.
Student engagement is high, as what student doesn't like listening to music. When they learn what some of the lyrics actually mean, they develop a new appreciation for lyrics and listen more carefully to new modern day music.
Pick your song from the menu, (The first 5 are solely discussion songs to get the students engaged) play the song from the link in the top left corner. Have the students close their eyes and just listen and think. Play again with the lyrics up on the big screen. Use the set questions for students to answer firstly on thier own or create your own questions for comprehension etc, then share as a group or class and take the conversation where ever it needs to go.
I have also included what I have found/interpreted the lyrics to mean in the notes section.