view a plan
In this lesson, song lyrics are corrected for grammar and punctuation
Language Arts, Music
7, 8, 9
Title – Grammatically Correct
By – Bob Urbani
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Music
Grade Level – 7-9
- Have students bring in the lyrics to a popular song or one of their favorite songs. Songs cannot have bad language or double meanings.
- Discuss why they chose their particular song. Did it have a special meaning for them or did they just like the beat?
- Discuss if the group or performer wrote the song? ( Will be listed on lyric sheet attached to CD. )
- Discuss what the song is about. Does it have a meaning? Did they see the video that went with the song? If so, how did the video convey the meaning of the lyrics?
- Have a printout or have students write lyrics on the board – then grammatically correct words and punctuation.
- Discuss if the corrected song still can convey the meaning of the lyrics. How did the corrections change the meter of the song? Introduce and compare meters. ( Iambic pentameter, etc. ) Maybe throw in a little Shakespeare?
- Ask student to create their own version of the song or the meaning of the song with proper grammar and punctuation.
- Use a rubric to grade.
E-Mail Bob Urbani !