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.