Play for your students the original Michael Jackson song, which they'll probably recognize, and then Weird Al's parody.
Setting up the Writer's Notebook page: Parody Launches. And give each group their IPAD with song choice. Since this is a learning community, I am hoping to learn a lot from you, as well! Have them compare and contrast the lyrics.
Share the title song with your students. All you will need to do is pull up the karaoke track for each song. This is a fun way for the students to recall strategies, and to get them in the mindset for testing.
After hearing any answers, share the following: Overhead practice prompts for Thanksgiving Song Parodies The overhead has a complete version of a Row Your Boat parody that your students can sing--possibly as a round.
STEP 3: Next, I will explain that we will create a bubble map to help us brainstorm ideas for our own parodies.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise! Be sure to celebrate David Catrow's hysterical pictures as you enjoy the parody songs. Init was revised to feature a Writer's Notebook pre-writing feature.