Teaching the Lesson
Give your students a brief overview of contractions. Explain the differences between contractions and possessive pronouns. For example:
-You’re wearing a lovely dress today. Your dog is eating my homework.
- It’s hot outside today. The sun is shining in all its glory.
- I hate the Lowry twins. They’re always showing off their new clothes.
Let the students practice this skill using the lyrics to the song. As they listen to the song, have them fill in the blanks to the lyrics. It’s a quick and simple activity, but it will allow them the chance to practice this skill. Ask them to share their answers when they finish.
*NOTE: I should warn you that you may incite mockery when you play this song. After I play it, my students usually ask me how tight the band members’ pants are, how long I’ve been Emo, etc. I take their mockery in stride, because at least I know they’re paying attention. J