Teacher Riley continues her discussion of the chorus-to-thesis-statement connection in a companion document, "Notes for the Teacher," which is available for download.She provides an indepth analysis of three types of statements — analytical, expository, and argumentative — that can be identified in these lessons.
No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried.
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied. ost modern songs incorporate a chorus that is repeated throughout the song.
In many cases, the chorus of a song — like a thesis statement in academic writing — acts as a unifying force that holds together the ideas presented in each of the verses as it puts forth a statement about the song’s overall meaning.
The chorus usually conveys the songwriter’s purpose for writing the song.
he overall goal of this five-lesson series is to help students develop conceptual frameworks and critical thinking skills that will empower them to compose strong and effective thesis statements for their own writing.
The lessons may also open the door to enlightening discoveries and discussions about the strategic use and abuse of rhetorical devices and the differences between academic and other modes of writing.
Lyrics to "Born To Run" and "My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen, "Redemption Songs" by Bob Marley, "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper, "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard, "Hope" by Twista and Faith Evans, and "The Bare Necessities" from Disney's are available for download at the end of this lesson plan.
Handouts of the homework assignment, "Song Chorus — Independent Work," available for download at the end of this lesson plan.
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