Preparation for End of Unit Assessment: Making Connections between Song Lyrics and Texts, Part 1

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 Way. Pupils also begin preparing notes for an upcoming Socratic seminar about the connections.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have partners share their favorite song lyrics with each other and discuss how music helps people through difficult times
Classroom Considerations

  • Have the proper equipment prepared for playing the song "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around"
  • This is lL3B, Unit 1 series
  • Requires returning students' mid-unit assessments with teacher feedback
Pros

  • Offers suggestions for meeting diverse learners' needs
  • Includes helpful teaching notes to ensure successful lesson implementation 
Cons

  • None
Common Core