Lyrics Analysis

The text of a song is of utmost importance to a choral performance.  Some songs have meaning that must be given time to explore and disucss.  The beautiful spiritual, Wade in the Water, is an example of a powerful song that is explained through this video.  A rich discussion can follow and be combined with any one of the comprehension strategies on this site.  

Writing Application:

1.As a follow-up to this activity, students can do a WebQuest on the American Spiritual and write responses in their online journal. 

2. Students can find the text of another spiritual and identify the meaning of the words with the assistance of