Hopefully you had a wonderfully refreshing 4-day Presidents’ Day weekend!
This week we will be focusing on theme and sentence order in class. To jumpstart the week’s focuses, we first addressed theme. First, five television theme songs were played and the students had to identify the show to which it belonged. If they could not, they had to identify what pictures came to mind as they heard the theme song. The students heard the theme songs below:
Thereafter, we worked whole group to brainstorm on the themes presented in the music videos below. Since visual images are easier to pull from than text, this served to provide the students with practice in identifying themes.
- “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiriquoi
- “Weapon of Choice” by Fatboy Slim
- “Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia
- “Castles of Glass” by Linkin Park
- “Magnificent” by U2
- “We Made It” by Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park
- “Paradise” by Coldplay
- “Numb” by Linkin Park
I chose to pull from a selection of songs from which the students would not be immediately familiar so that they were able to focus on the visuals and less on jamming out to their favorite song.
HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes, pull themes from the “Article of the Week”-“Teenage Gamers Better at Simulated Surgery than Medical Residents”
PowerPoint: Theme 2.19.13
Graphic Organizer: Theme Graphic Organizer