Songs for Literary Analysis

Tarheelstate Teacher// NC Upper Elementary Teacher //
I love using music to help students make text to text connections with their reading! This board is a collection of some of the songs I have connected to upper elementary/middle school literature.
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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

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

May you build a ladder to the stars, climb on every rung, and may you stay forever young. Bob Dylan.

May you build a ladder to the stars, climb on every rung, and may you stay forever young. Bob Dylan.

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)

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)

Need a different writing activity? Use music as a writing prompt with ANY grade level - K-12! Students will love this activity because they love music!

Using Music to Prompt Writing

Need a different writing activity? Use music as a writing prompt with ANY grade level - K-12! Students will love this activity because they love music!

Literary Lyrics:  Teaching Poetry With Music (Worksheets & Assignments)

Poetry music resources

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)

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)

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)

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)

Prepare for your kids to be pumped up, beg to share, and take creative ownership of the process. This lesson includes prompts to inspire your kids to think of song titles, cards for gallery walk, short answer prompt, super-short narrative writing activity, rubric, and bonus writing paper.

Do Tornadoes Really Twist Task Cards

Prepare for your kids to be pumped up, beg to share, and take creative ownership of the process. This lesson includes prompts to inspire your kids to think of song titles, cards for gallery walk, short answer prompt, super-short narrative writing activity, rubric, and bonus writing paper.

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