Hello! You bring up some interesting questions! I think you could use this strategy very successfully with older students. There are many songs I pass up because the meaning is a little over the heads of 2nd graders. Choice of song might be possible but I find it easier to work as a class on each song as we spend time singing aloud. It might work in groups, though.
I am constantly looking for ways to increase literacy skills. Check out some of my other posts for more of the ideas I use in my classroom. Look at the other blogger's posts also. I've seen some great ideas in their posts also!
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