Teach Argument With Lady Gaga’s “Rain On Me”

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Teach Argument With Lady Gaga’s “Rain On Me”

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s hit song, “Rain On Me,” provides us with a compelling text for considering how symbolism, extended metaphor, and audience can truly shape the meaning of an argument!  This lesson is perfect for teaching close reading, rhetoric, and intertextual analysis.

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Lesson Description

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You can expect:

  • A guided close reading and rhetorical analysis exercise that spans five pages.  (Excerpted lyrics are paired with questions that prompt students to think critically and closely about the text — perfect for modeling and scaffolding the kind of analytical thinking you want your students to be doing!)
  • An activity that offers students two preset audiences before asking them to unpack the rest of the argument with that context in mind.  (This is awesome for demonstrating the importance of intended audience.)
  • A series of comparative analysis tasks that place “Rain On Me” into conversation with a line from the Book of Job (a biblical allusion in the lyrics).  This includes an incredibly interesting and powerful comparative analysis task where students are asked to analyze the subtle changes in language across nine different authentic translations of the same sentence.

 
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Lesson Features

Grade 8 - 12
Focus Close reading, Rhetorical analysis, Comparative analysis

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