Fast Car by Tracy ChapmanWasn't Expecting That by Jamie Lawson This blog post will share some more ideas for using songs and lyrics to develop key higher order reading skills.
While I would encourage you to use these ideas and lessons, I think it is important to make clear there needs to be a balance between these shorter texts and longer whole stories.
My work with John Murray has certainly inspired these posts, so please check his website out and also look at the READWRITEPERFORM resources for more of these ideas and strategies to teaching English.
With this blog, I have chosen two songs that cover the same issue with a different outlook, I will break each song down and finish with some comparative questions.
DJ Snake - Middle
Here are the lyrics with some quest…