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Figurative Language Through Song for Language Arts and Music Teachers (Part 4)

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

This post is the fourth and final post in a series of posts for a Figurative Language Unit designed for Music Teachers and Language Arts Teachers. Check out parts 1, 2, and 3. Here, we give a discussion on Canva and a pacing guide to help you though. Find this full resource on F-flat Books and TeachersPayTeachers (Links coming soon).

Figurative Language Through Song Unit Part 4.

12. Canva and Canva for Education

Canva Logo

Canva is mentioned a couple of times throughout the unit. Canva and its counterpart, Canva for Education, is a graphic design site for content creators, students, and educators. It provides a plethora of design templates, lesson plans templates, and video templates to choose from. Canva for Education is free for educators who can prove they are qualified, giving them access to the premium features that the paid version promotes. It is fully integrated with Google Classroom, which means learners can design together with teachers and friends within the classroom. Anyone who joins a classroom with a qualified educator account will also have access to all the premium features when designing within that setting. I always have Canva for Education as an option for poster projects or presentations. Some do also choose to do paper, but many find their confidence in Canva. 

13. Pacing Guide

This unit was delivered in a mix of online and in-person, so this pacing guide may be altered to fit your particular situation. These are only suggestions.

Below is a suggested pacing guide for this unit to help you organize and guide your activities:

Day 1

Figurative Language in Song Chart lesson

Symbolism Quick Write

Day 2

Quizizz – Figurative Language in Song 1

Simile Quick Write

Day 3

“Ironic” Google Doc Activity (Irony is a new concept for Grade 9)

It’s Finally Ironic video

Day 4

Quizizz – Figurative Language in Song 2

Introduce Figurative Language Song Poster (This can also work later in the project when learners have a better grasp of the concepts)