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Here are a few tips to put it to use:
o Be sure to go over the definitions of figurative language or literary devices before introducing the activity. I have a Google slide presentation that I use, and I can share that if you are interested in seeing it!
o There is a minor swear in the song that I have not included in the lyric sheet, so be mindful of that when deciding the age group for this activity.
o I focus on the acronym “ISHAMPOO,” which includes idiom, simile, alliteration, metaphor, personification, oxymoron, and onomatopoeia.
o I also make sure to go over irony when teaching figurative language, as well as the novel The Outsiders, as there are many ironies in the novel. I teach figurative language and poetry in 8th grade so they go hand in hand in my unit.
The formative objective of the activity is that SWBAT identify the ironies in the song, both in the 1995 and 2015 versions, by analyzing the lyrics in both written and audio forms.
The summative activity is that the SWBAT create their own ironic parody song, using examples from their own lives, thus demonstrating synthesis of the terminology and its application.