Teach Argument With The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

The Chainsmokers have had a record-breaking run at the top of the Billboard Top 100 — and the widespread popularity of their songs merits some analytical consideration.  (Plus, if you’re looking of an interesting way to teach argument, your kiddos are going to be itching to pull these songs apart.)

This bundle includes a guided rhetorical analysis of The Chainsmokers’ hit song “Closer,” a meatier guided rhetorical analysis of their song (in collaboration with Coldplay) “Something Just Like This,” and a comparative analytical essay prompt.

This bundle is sure to enlighten and engage!  Join the TeachArgument Community to gain access to this, and ALL of our materials — or, grab this lesson a la carte for only $4.99!

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Lesson Features

Grades 8 - 12
Focus Guided Rhetorical Analysis, Analytical Writing

Lesson Description

Wondering what you can expect to find in this lesson bundle?

  • A guided rhetorical analysis of The Chainsmokers’ hit song “Closer.”  This is a multi-page handout that pairs excerpts from the lyrics with guiding questions to prompt analytical thinking and develop those rhetorical analysis reflexes in your students!
  • A “meatier” rhetorical analysis of The Chainsmokers’ collaboration with Coldplay, “Something Just Like This.”  This song lends itself to a deeper analysis than “Closer,” and this is reflected in the nature of the questions posed.
  • A writing assignment with two analytical essay prompts to choose from — one being a close reading and critique of “Closer” (i.e. “Why are The Chainsmokers’ arguments ineffective?”), and the other being a meta-level analysis that unpacks the global success of The Chainsmokers (i.e. “Why are The Chainsmokers masters of rhetoric?”).

This bundle is sure to enlighten and engage!  Join the TeachArgument Community to gain access to this, and ALL of our materials — or, grab this lesson a la carte for only $4.99!

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