Have I already posted this one? If I have, it’s been a while. I’m using the song as part of a figurative language lesson next week.
The kids are really getting into the idea of listening to a song and then identifying the literary devices used in the lyrics. Meanwhile, I’m really getting into watching the kids’ reactions to various songs.
I have learned that their taste in jazz is rather unpredictable (they loved Jaimee Paul’s cover of “Orange-Colored Sky,” but they weren’t wild about Ella Fitzgerald doing Gershwin); there’s at least one Beatles fan in every class; and the Temptations are universally adored, regardless of the listener’s race, creed, color, age, gender, orientation, or attitude. Such is the awesomeness of “My Girl.”
Next week’s playlist includes “Tapestry”; Jimmy Buffett’s “Fins”; Trout Fishing in America’s “My Hair Had a Party Last Night”; and Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song.” Should be a hoot….