What better way to get your kids interested in poetry than to teach it through music! In this lesson, students will study "All of Our Stars" by Ed Sheeran. A student asked to study this in class, and that is what prompted this lesson. The song is also featured on the soundtrack of "A Fault in Our Stars."
This lesson includes...
identifying literary devices and a dominoes bell-ringer activity to review the literary devices in this song: metaphor, personification, imagery, alliteration, hyperbole.
multiple choice and short answer questions over summarizing and paraphrasing.
an essay/constructed response activity over characterization and requires cited evidence.
a place for students to draw a picture or series of symbols demonstrating what they have visualized based on the imagery in the poem.
Answers, answer suggestions, and sample answer included!