Want students to analyze themes in MUSIC? In this Theme in Music portfolio, students practice analyzing song lyrics and music in three songs. This scaffolded activity is the perfect sub plan or snow day lesson!
✨ Independent Practice
✨ Enrichment & Summer School
✨ Snow Days & Blizzard Bags
✨ Emergency Plans
✅ Determine a theme and analyze its development (RL.7.2)
✅ Cite textual evidence to support a claim (RL.7.1)
✅ Analyze how a poem’s form contributes to its meaning (RL.7.5)
How do you analyze song lyrics? Well, it is a lot like analyzing poetry! This resource takes the process apart so that students have step-by-step help.
Analyzing song lyrics can be a great way to engage reluctant readers, since it feels “lower stakes.” You and I both know the literary skills are the same for poetry and song lyrics, even if students think they’re doing something easier!
What teachers like you are saying about the Theme in Music activity:
Your Theme in Music resource includes:
⭐ A task sheet/brainstorming page
⭐ A prewriting activity
⭐ A final draft template
⭐ A self-evaluation rubric
⭐ A Teacher’s rubric
⭐ Digital version