I’m all about trying to make learning relatable to my students and for them not just to learn about poets they cannot connect with. This is why I have decided to use J Cole (‘Change’) and Tupac (‘Changes’) songs for this lesson.
Begin with a general overview of what it means to compare
Work in groups to unpick the songs using TSLAP (Questions are given to help aid students analysis of the songs)
Identify the similarities and differences between the songs
Have a class discussion
Complete a comparison essay (sentence starters provided and comparison flashcard)