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Freedom Is Coming: Songs of Freedom, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine song lyrics and slave narratives to uncover the realities of life for enslaved people. The six-lesson unit looks at the way enslaved people used music to provide hope, as well as to fight against oppression....
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ABCmouse—Alphabet Jams!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Tap your toes and get your groove on with a set of individual alphabet letter songs by ABCmouse Early Learning Academy. Not only do the videos teach the letters and model their sounds, they incorporate a different genre of music into...
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Rockin' English Lessons: Rockin' Grammar

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Add some rockin' tunes to your grammar instruction with a collection of videos addressing the grammar needs of first to eighth graders. Each video provides the song's lyrics, so prepare your scholars to sing loud and proud.
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Rockin' English Lessons: Rockin' Vocab

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Support English language development with a collection of 19 videos created by Rockin' English. Each music video adds a melodic tune to your language instruction equipped with hand-drawn animation and the song's lyrics for singing loud...
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Harmony Day Lessons

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Elementary school learners will love this exploration of diverse cultures and religious beliefs. There are thirteen lessons that will have kids create mosaics, analyze popular song lyrics, and learn the keys to a successful class...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Segregation in the United States

For Teachers 8th Standards
In Module 3b, eighth-graders study the American Civil Rights Movement and the story of the Little Rock Nine. The central texts of the module,  A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier and Shelley Tougas' photo essay Little Rock Girl...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3b, Unit 3: Bringing the Journey to Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
The final unit in the 3B Module asks eight graders to plan a film, with a sound track, about The Little Rock Nine using Carlotta Walls La Nier's memoir A Mighty Long Way, as a jumping off point. The eight lessons in the collection...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 3b: The Civil Rights Movement and The Little Rock Nine

For Teachers 8th Standards
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States takes center stage in a three-unit module that focuses particularly on The Little Rock Nine. Carlotta Walls LaNier’s, A Mighty Long Way, and Shelley Tougas’ photo essay, Little Rock Girl...
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Explore Literary Devices in Popular Lyrics

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
Bring literary devices to life by listening to popular song clips and studying their lyrics.
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Unlocking Lyrics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Writers use details to infer meaning beyond the surface level of their stories. For this richly detailed plan, the lyrics of spirituals are used to show class members how to recognize these inferences and to recognize the messages...
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Lyric Analysis: Reflection

For Students 9th - 12th
The Woody Guthrie song,"I Ain’t Got No Home in This World Anymore" invites upper graders to engage in lyric analysis. They use the lyrics to answer five analysis questions to determine a social meaning to the song. A suggested answer...
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Strega Nona: Retell Song Lyrics

For Students K - 2nd
Need a fun way to retell a great story? Here are song lyrics that retell the Tomi De Palo classic, Strega Nona. There are two songs, the first tells the story of Strega Nona (sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?") and the second warns...
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Match the Song Lyrics - "Keep Going"

For Students 5th - 6th
Oh no, we're missing several lines of lyrics! Using the song, "Keep Going," test the listening skills of your English language learners. They listen as you say the word lyrics aloud. Can they correctly identify the missing lyrics? 
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet.  Although designed for gifted learners, the...
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Metaphor in Song Lyrics: Class Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The class locates lyrics from familiar songs and decides if the metaphors and similes found were used effectively. They prepare and present a speech based on the lyrics of a song and explain how metaphor and simile were used.
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"Mrs. Word Bird" Song Lyrics

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Sing to summarize the events in the story "Mrs. Word Bird." These lyrics tell the tale of the word bird and all the things she can eat and rhyme. The song is sung to the tune of, "It's a Small World."
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The Star Spangled Banner: History and Lyrics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this U.S. government and civics PowerPoint, a brief history of the origin of "The Star Spangled Banner" is given, followed by the lyrics for the 4 verses of the song. Several illustrations of the American flag and a fire cracker at...
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Two Fingers

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Ask your class to think about how song lyrics can go with a video and more with a well-sequenced lesson plan that focuses on the song "Two Fingers" by Jake Bugg. Class members work together to make predictions about the content of the...
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Spread the News Using Song Lyrics

For Teachers 4th Standards
What's one way to show what you've learned? Write a song about it! Learners can synthesize the knowledge they've gained during the Take the Challenge unit by rewriting a song with new lyrics. A few popular children's songs that could be...
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Preparation for End of Unit Assessment: Making Connections between Song Lyrics and Texts, Part 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
Five hundred school children first performed the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in 1900 to celebrate President Lincoln's birthday. Scholars listen to the historic song and discuss the lyrics with partners. They continue preparing notes...
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End of Unit Assessment: Making Connections between Song Lyrics and Texts

For Teachers 8th Standards
For the end-of-unit assessment, scholars engage in small group Socratic seminars to connect the lyrics of two songs to texts they read and studied. They discuss how the songs "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" and "Lift Every Voice...
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Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in...
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Reflection: The Message behind the Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Music lyrics offer messages. Some lyrics offer positive messages, some negative, some reflective, some explosive. Class members investigate the powerful messages in the lyrics of popular rap songs by first reading one student's essay on...
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Preparation for End of Unit Assessment: Making Connections between Song Lyrics and Texts, Part 1

For Teachers 8th Standards
Song lyrics can help people better understand literary texts. Scholars continue listening to "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" and discuss the connections between the song's lyrics and Carlotta Walls LaNier's memoir, A Mighty Long...

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