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Teaching Figurative Language in 2014

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time for some updated figurative language song lyrics. Katy Perry’s “Firework” has run its course.

Here are 13 popular (school appropriate) song lyrics from the past few months full of figurative language examples.  Figurative Language-2014 Songs (PDF)

Frozen

Just one sample – The song Dee can’t stop singing, and a song that is so appropriate for this winter!

There are thousands of ways to use these lyrics (Ok…that may be a hyperbole.)

Some possible ideas:

1) Blow up and hang around the room as stations for students to visit.

2) Use one song a day for a bell-ringer activity.

3) Post one song on Schoology each night as a discussion.  Only after students reply with their findings, they can view other students’ posts.

4) Create QR-codes to link to videos with song lyrics.  (I will post a few of these here.  I started creating this QR-code activity and realized that our filter or wi-fi or some other technology demon prohibits us from accessing the videos. Maybe you will have better luck .)

Roar QR code

Here is a sample of the QR-code activity. The PDFs are below.

PDF files:

If you have any other song suggestions or activities, I’d love to hear them! Share in the comments.

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2 responses

  1. Awesome ideas. Thanks.

  2. Great post. Thanks for all the great song ideas. I’ll let you know what songs I come up with!

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