Halloween Language Arts Activity: Identify ”cat” vocabulary words and find the language “sound effects” of alliteration, assonance, consonance and onomatopoeia in the lyrics of Halloween musician Kristen Lawrence. Teacher guide and student worksheet included.
1. How many words that begin with “cat” did the composer/writer use in her song? Can you think of any more “cat” words?
2. What literary devices are “sound effects” that help create the rhythm of a poem, just like a musician uses drums or other instruments to create a rhythm and mood?
1. Encourage students to think about experiences that might trigger their creative process.
2. Expand students’ vocabulary with “cat” words used in the song lyrics.
3. Show how alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia help develop rhythm.
1. Students’ vocabulary and language worksheet for “Cats In The Catacombs”
2. Dictionaries or devices to look up vocabulary words.
3. Music: “Cats In The Catacombs” from the album, A Broom With A View by Kristen Lawrence. Available from iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby
4. More Resources: http://www.HalloweenCarols.com
Watch YouTube Video: Cats In The Catacombs – Kristen Lawrence
Sheet Music: http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/kristenlawrence
Teacher Guide and Student Worksheet included