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We have been working with and learning about figurative language for some time. It is now time to demonstrate what you have learned. You will choose a song, with a school appropriate message and lyrics (preferably one that includes an encouraging message to our classroom community), to share with the class that has what you consider to be awesome examples of figurative language.

Directions:

  1. Watch at least one of the sample lyric videos on the wiki page. Find an example of figurative language. In the discussion tab of that page, tell the song you are using in the subject. Then share the example of figurative language that you found, what type of figurative language it is, and what it means. Remember to tell how your example of figurative language fits into the song.
    1. Due: Friday, April 5
  2. Find a song with a school appropriate message and lyrics that contains examples of figurative language. Extra points will be given if the message is an encouraging one to our classroom community.
    1. Due: Friday, April 5
  3. You will bring in a copy of the song’s lyrics (or share them in a Google doc) for teacher approval.
    1. Due: Friday, April 5
  4. This week - You will use You Tube to find a school appropriate video that displays the song lyrics. You will post this video to our class presentation of figurative language. Your name, the song title and singer, and the video must be displayed. Your post must be placed on your own page.
    1. Due: Thursday, April 11
  5. Your page will also include a written response to the song. You will be scored based on the rubric found below. You will explain:
    1. the examples of figurative language that you found in the song,
    2. identify which type of figurative language each example is
    3. and explain how you know this.
    4. You will also include your thoughts about each example.
    5. Due: Thursday, April 11
  6. Remember to use the rubric below to make sure you earn the best possible score!


Figurative Language Playlist Project



Excellent (3 pts)
Good (2 pts)
Poor (1 pts)
Incomplete (0 pts)
Wiki Response
Accurate, clear, and complete response to one of the songs posted on the wiki was posted to the discussion tab
Accurate, general, and complete response to one of the songs posted on the wiki was posted to the discussion tab
Vague and/or incomplete response to one of the songs posted on the wiki was posted to the discussion tab
Inaccurate or no response to one of the songs posted on the wiki
Song approval
Song was chosen on time. Lyrics were printed out and brought in for teacher approval.
Song chosen on time but teacher requested a change.
Song lyrics were chosen on time. No print out was handed in.
No song chosen.
School Appropriate Lyrics (double points)
The song's topic and lyrics were school appropriate. The message is encouraging and represents our classroom community.
The song's topic and lyrics were school appropriate.
Either the topic or the lyrics were appropriate but the other was not.
Inappropriate song choice or lyrics. Assignment not completed.
Video (double points)
Video is appropriate for school and encourages a postive message.
Video is appropriate for school.
Video is questionable for school.
Video is inappropriate for school or was not found.
Figurative Language (triple points)
Multiple examples of figurative language were found and correctly identified.
At least one example of figurative language was found and correctly identified.
There was an attempt to identify figurative language however it was incorrect.
No attempt at identifying figurative language.
Written Response (triple points)
Clearly explains why the figurative language is identification is correct. Figurative language has been interpreted and explained.
Explanation of identification and interpretation are accurate but lack detail.
Explanation is not clear or contains inaccurate information.
Written response is not complete or is not turned in.
Mechanics (double points)
Written response includes proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Written response mostly includes proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Written response includes some proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Written response is difficult to read due to the number of errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Correct Usage of Technology
Video, song title & singer, and written response have successfully been posted.
There is an issue with 1 of the 3 required postings.
There is an issue with 2 of the required postings.
There is issue with every required posting.



To print the directions, timeline of due dates, and the scoring rubric please click the banner above.

Click here to view the presentation for your class. It is also shared with you in Google Docs. Remember to find the page that has your name in the comment.



Below you will find examples of songs that include figurative language.

The Script - Hall of Fame


Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire


Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten


Katy Perry - Fire Work





Andy Grammar - Keep Your Head Up




The Script - Live Like We're Dying


Pink - Just Give Me A Reason