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Song of the Week - Bring Music into the English Classroom with Johnny Cash!

Song of the Week - Bring Music into the English Classroom with Johnny Cash!
Product Description
"Song of the Week" is a music-related spin on Kelly Gallagher's "Articles of the Week." Each lesson begins with a hook activity, after which students are given a set of song lyrics to annotate while they listen. Afterwards, they are given a set of close reading questions designed to have them dig a little deeper into the song. This lesson includes:
*Quickwrite hook activity ("What's In a Name?")
*Teacher Guide with recommended instructions and approach
*Five extension activities to take the lesson to the next level
*Two sets of song lyrics to Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" (one original, one clean/edited)
*Five close reading questions asking the students to explore the song's literary elements
*Answer key for close reading questions

"Song of the Week" is fun and engaging, and it helps students in the following ways:
*Assists in developing annotation strategies
*Forces students to draw inferences from challenging texts
*Exposes students to new songs, writing styles, ideas, and world views
*Hones students' knowledge of literary devices
*Gives students practice in evaluating and critiquing a work of art

This 45-minute lesson is free! Give it a try!
Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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