1.) Paraphrase the song. When we do this we are analyzing what that the lyrics are saying.
2.) Identify the subject (s) of the song. When we do this, we are finding the song's main idea.
3.) Identify the theme of the song. When we do this, are identifying the song's message.
4.) Find text evidence to support your theme. When we do this, we are proving that our theme is valid.
Check List to work on:
1. Finish defining the vocabulary words in your notebook.
2. Finish your analyzing the theme of songs worksheet.
Synopsis: In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents --unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers --that grow stronger by the day.
Write: In your journal, list 3 possible conflicts that could occur in this book. Next, choose one of the conflicts from your list and explain why you think this conflict would be the most dangerous.
4. Meet the author, Michael Grant
The following is a promotional video made by Michael Grant's 14 year old son. The in the video, Mr. Grant talks about where his ideas for the book came from. The video also introduces you to Mr. Grant's personality.
Write: As you watch the video, write 10 lines detailing your thoughts about Mr. Grant and any questions you have for him about the book or his life as an author.