Sunday, June 21, 2015

Figurative Language with Song Lyrics

Even though I am a 7th Grade Science teacher, I occasionally get to help out in other classrooms and subjects. The other day, I got to plan for one of my favorites: Language Arts. They were working on figurative language, also one of my favorites.  One of my best-loved activities for this uses song lyrics.



And did I mention that music is STILL used in my 7th grade science classroom?  That's because it's so important to me.  It can change the mood of the room in an instant and the students relate to the lyrics.



So, The Beatles, Beyonce, and Blake Shelton in the classroom?  Yes, please!




I created an activity in which students are looking for similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification in various song lyrics.  They sort the lyrics according to what type of figurative language they represent and then draw a representation of their favorite lyric.


This packet includes:
~A teacher direction page
~A student direction page
~A lyric sorting page
~5 pages of lyrics
~A color-coded answer key

If you'd like to pick up a copy, click here.

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