This is a QR code. A QR Code is a 2-dimensional barcode, which has encoded in it a URL (web address), text, or other information. It can be read by a QR code scanner, including QR scanner smartphone apps. Once you have an app installed on your smartphone, open the app and hold your phone’s camera over a QR code to read it. Most QR codes you’ll come across have a URL encoded, so chances are when you read the QR code it will take you to a web page.
Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Editors' Choice Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT Classics Award in a new window.
Click to get more information on the MERLOT JOLT Award in a new window.
Search all MERLOT
Click here to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Click here to go to your Dashboard Report
Click here to go to your Content Builder
Click here to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help

MERLOT II


        

Material Detail


"Firework" by Katy Perry to teach figurative language

QR Code for this Page
Bookmark and Share
 
Location:
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 24, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 24, 2012
[Report Broken Link]    [Report as Inappropriate]

Author:

Submitter : Leigh Cooksey

Description:

This lesson examines figurative language and other poetry terms using Katy Perry's song "Firework."


Keywords:
music, figurative language, poetry

Browse in Categories:

Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:  
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure Copyright: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure

About this material:



 

Discussion for "Firework" by Katy Perry to teach figurative language

Log in to participate in the discussions or Register if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Leigh Cooksey
1 year ago

Leigh Cooksey (Teacher (K-12))

I used this lesson as inspiration for a modified lesson. I also used lyrics to Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts." I set up the lesson as a debate. I assigned each song to half the class. The first round of the debate focused on sound devices. The second round focused on figurative language. At the end of the class, students submitted a ballot for the "Pop Music Poetry Awards," voting for the song that they think is the best poem (they didn't have to vote for their assigned song). For their votes to count, students had to give examples of sound devices and figurative language from the lyrics. (I gave them space to do this on the ballot). I used the ballot as a formative assessment.

Used in course

Return to Top of Page