This is more of a project than a typical lesson. Included are the project and rubric sheets for the “Music as Poetry Project” for an upper level and lower level 9th grade class. The project to bring in a song, find three poetic elements, (more for honors) and present it to the class. It comes with a rubric and an example.
This project is meant to be fun and completed towards the beginning of a unit. Feel free to make changes to fit your class. If your students aren’t great at doing things outside of class, they could bring in lyrics and complete this in class and then present. Would most likely take about an hour for everyone to present and a little longer if you let them play part of their song.
If you did it as an entirely in class project it would probably take 2-3 class periods for a standard schedule and 1-2 for block.
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