We started off with 'Let It Go'. I had my paper passer pass them out blank side down, and then I had the kids flip them over at the same time.
The reactions were awesome! There were some cheers, as well as lots of moans and groans. Most of my kids have little siblings who constantly play the song/movie :).
I had them do the first read on their own, and write down what they thought the message the author was trying to get across was.
After we shared, we came together to do the next part.
I read it a second time, asking them to listen for figurative language as I read. There were some giggles during this, as I was trying hard not to sing...and I guess it came our serious/sarcastic to my kids!
We marked up our text together, numbering the paragraphs, different types of figurative language and rhyme structure.
Then I showed them how to do the Poetry sheet I got from the Mailbox ages ago.
But all of them worked fairly hard!
Smiles and Sunshine,