Songs for Literary Analysis
Pass on Kindness: Perfect song for MORNING MEETING inspiration, beginning of year, middle of year reminder, etc and for analyzing lyrics: Pass on Kindness: Sometimes I live under the moon and thank god I'm breathing. And I pray don't take me soon 'cause I'm here for a reason. Sometimes in my tears, I drown but I never let it get me down. AWESOME!!!!!
Perfect song for analyzing lyrics: Pass on Kindness: Sometimes I live under the moon and thank god I'm breathing. And I pray don't take me soon 'cause I'm here for a reason. Sometimes in my tears, I drown but I never let it get me down. AWESOME!!!!!
blog post from Kevin's Meandering Mind: Poetry, Songwriting, and Goo Goo Dolls;
Adele: Someone Like You: Use for Tuck Everlasting-text to text connections (what Jesse might say to Winnie when he sees her later in life)
Joni Mitchell: The Circle Game--use for text-text connections with Tuck Everlasting.
I've always loved these lyrics. So I decided to make a print to put above my babies crib. These designs can be customarily made to fit any color scheme in your house.
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Hall of Fame (inspiration, 5th grade ceremony song, careers, belief in self, perseverance, be the best you, etc)
Hall of Fame by The Script -Noah's new favorite song - makes me think of you!
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I love having students think differently for "All About Me" activities, especially the older kids. This is perfect for middle school. Find a song, embed it on their website, find the lyrics, make a wordcloud, use it with an activity in Language Arts... lots of possibilities
Pink-Try "Gotta get up and try and try," "Are you just getting by?" Themes: Perseverance, following your dreams/passions, getting burned and keeping your heart open anyway
I am a rock-simon and garfunkle "I am a rock; I am an island; I've built walls, a fortress deep and mighty...I have my books and my poetry to protect me." (poetry-metaphor, personification, internal struggle; man vs self; introversion; compare with picturebook Albert)
Llenka-The Show "I'm just a little bit caught in the middle. Life is a maze and love is a riddle...just enjoy the show...the sun is hot in the sky just like a giant spotlight" (poetry-metaphor, extended metaphor, simile; love of language Fridays; poetry workshop)
Waiting on the World to Change-John Mayer "Me and all my friends, we're all misunderstood. They say we stand for nothing and there's no way we ever could." (power of youth/generation; make a difference, change the world; waiting vs taking action) "When you trust your television, what you get is what you got" (critical literacy, who is sending the messages, etc)
Beyoncé - I was here - I couldn't find a video of hers which I could watch with my boys without feeling uncomfortable so this is just lyrics. I wouldn't normally pick anything like this but I was touched by the meaning of the words. Don't we all want to know we are worthwhile? Don't we all want to be remembered in some way? How thought provoking...
Beyonce-I was Here "I was here. I lived, I loved. I did, I done, everything that I wanted and it was more than I thought it would be...the hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave that I made a difference...I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time" (make a difference, metaphors, legacies, leave a mark, goal setting, believing in self/power)
Man in the Mirror-Michael Jackson "I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life; gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right; I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways...and no message could've been any clearer-if you wantto change the world, take a look at yourself and make a change" (Making a difference, changing the world, looking inward, taking responsibility)
Status Quo-High School Musical "Stick to the status quo; If you wanna be cool, don't mess with the flow." conformity, individualism, author's intended message versus literal stated messsage (use with Stargirl, Schooled, Firegirl, etc.)
Your Guardian Angel-Red Jumpsuit Apparatus use with Holocaust study, especially Milkweed, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Yellow Star, Number the Stars; "I will never let you fall, I'll stand up with you forever; I'll be there for you through it all, even if saving you sends me to heaven."
Sing it for the World-My Chemical Romance "Everytime that you lose, sing if for the world; sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts; sing it for the world, sing it for the world; and raise your voice every single time they try and shut your mouth" (nonconformity, individualism, staying true to oneself)
Lyrics: So this is what you meant When you said that you were spent And now it's time to build from the bottom of the pit Right to the top Don't hold back Packing my bags and giving the academy a rain check I don't ever want to let you down I don't ever want to leave this town 'Cause after all This city never sleeps at night It's time to begin...
(Imagine Dragons-It's TIme) It's time to begin, isn't it? I get a little bit bigger, but then I'll admit I'm just the same as I was Now don't you understand I'm never changing who I am (themes: nonconformity, staying true to self, bravery and losing confidence)
Demons by Imagine Dragons "Your eyes they shine so bright, I wanna save that light."