Fireworks in Room 3

There were definitely fireworks at the end of my lesson today. There was also some singing of the song
Fireworks by Katy Perry.

Today's lesson purpose was for students to identify, label and explain figurative language in the song Fireworks. I began the lesson by telling my students I wanted them to listen, really listen and try hard not to make a sound. So , they did and as they listened to the song played from my iPhone interesting looks on their faces swept across my classroom. Then as the song progressed I began calling out "that was a simile, I heard a metaphor," and then students were telling me in unison onomatopoeia. After the song concluded, I then gave students a copy of the lyrics and in collaborative groups of 4 they began to identify, label and explain the types of figurative language in each verse. They loved it!!! They will definitely listen to this song in a whole new way. Thanks to Tracee Orman for creating this lesson, which can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers.


  1. Hi Erica:
    I, too, used this song for the same purpose...
    Sometimes I think that someone should notify Katy Perry that she has visited classrooms across the nation!

    I LOVE your blog. It was one of the first blogs I ever followed... and I have learned so much from you.
    Thanks for that!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Hi Erica
    I just found you...Good girl. I see your I can ( objective ) statement on the board. Our district is a stickler on those. :o) Glad I came across you. I'm your newest follower. Come visit me I'm a new blogger. :o)
    ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Great idea to use Katy's song! I was JUST thinking about how I can introduce my Figurative Language lesson for tomorrow. I am TOTALLY going to use the song. Thanks. And I look forward to seeing more blogs!



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