Text based prompts and citing text evidence are fundamental skills for grades 3-5. The RACE strategy will help your students construct meaningful and valuable responses to prepare for state testing and master text based questions. This bundle includes posters outlining the RACE and RAPS writing str
This 15 page project guide includes step by step instructions to create your own rap songs with your students. Aimed at grades 7 - 9, this project is aligned to the Saskatchewan Arts Ed curriculum and can be easily aligned to all other state or province requirements. Includes teacher notes, step-by-
When teaching poetry or simply finding the correlation between language and popular culture, students often relate to their favorite hip hop and rap artists.
In this assignment, students have the opportunity here to create their own rap using the step by step exemplar and instructions. Exemplar a
❤️ These extended response rubrics list exactly what students need to include in their writing to have complete answers for state test questions. RACE and RAP Posters or Anchor charts are included for a visual reference. ✅ File Includes:4-point rubric (topic sentence, 2 details, closing sentence): An
Are you looking for a digital way to have your students practice the RAP Strategy? The RAP Strategy help those students who need extra practice with writing constructed responses. There is a graphic organizer to guide students with this strategy. After they complete the graphic organizer they put ea
RAP Written Comprehension Strategy Bookmark
This bookmark is meant to assist students with written response questions.
The song acts as an auditory aid to remember the steps in the RAP strategy.
My students were truly engaged with the song.
Despite on-level oral reading and oral comprehension, man
*Want to bring some fun to your e-learning classroom with a review on Figurative Language?? This is the perfect activity! This fun, engaging activity combines figurative language with poetry's rhyme schemes.*********************************************************************************************
This is a set of 3 posters to help your students write a constructed response after reading text. The acronym RAP will remind them to:Restate the questionAnswer using their knowledge or opinionProve their answer with evidence from the textEach poster measures 8x10 but they can be enlarged by scaling
1-2 day assignment where students mostly work independently listening to a beat track. I burned a few beat tracks from iTunes and played them on my boombox while students created their song and made it fit with the rhythm.
This a wonderfully interactive and creative way to both teach the elements of narrative literature, as well as engage students in the writing process in such a fun and playful way, that students won’t realize just how fully they understand the “BIG Five” elements of literature: setting, characters,
This Rap Project unit includes a 6-slide google presentation with talking points and includes videos to give a brief introduction to rap music. I have also included two worksheets for your students. Step 1 is a free-write to get your students tapping into their creative side. Step 2 is the actual ra
This digital R.A.P. Strategy is used as a reminder for students on what to include in a constructed response. RESTATE THE QUESTIONANSWER THE QUESTIONPROVE YOUR ANSWER WITH DETAILS FROM THE TEXTThis version can be assigned to google classroom.Students can type directly in the form.Teachers can inclu
I created this product after noticing that one of my 2nd graders was never required to go back and fix his practice written responses. This was because he always set up his responses using this organizing format which served as a visual reminder to include all the components of the RAP strategy.
Includes the text of Hamilton and Jefferson's cabinet rap battles from the musical Hamilton. Students analyze each argument to find a thesis and identify reasons supporting the thesis, and then they determine what Jefferson and Hamilton each do wrong when discussing their opponent's position in thei
I use this RAP writing strategy as a reminder on my student's desks. I laminated them and taped them down. As student's complete a constructed response question, they use a dry erase marker to assess their progress in writing.
This compare and contrast passage with questions is based on our Disney vs. the Real Story of Mulan rap song. The song is written as a reading passage that explores the history of the "Ballad of Mulan," telling the original Chinese folktale while comparing it to Disney's Mulan movie.Listen to the so
Looking for a text based essay writing lesson plan your students will actually want to argue about? This resource includes a podcast and newscast for your students to use as evidence in their writing. Instead of simply reading passages and writing about them, your students will engage through listen
These activities go along with "Rap A Tap Tap Here's Bojangles - Think of That!" by Leo & Diane Dillon - an informational picture book from the Scholastic Guided Reading Program on guided reading level J.Worksheets include:*Word work (contractions)*Vocabulary*Comprehension*WritingGreat for use d
This resources provides an introduction to text-based evidence and includes a scaffolded approach to writing a response to questions using on text-based evidence. Using color-coding and a teacher model, students will respond to questions about both informational text and literature.Open-ended questi
The Common Core Learning Standards place great emphasis on a student's ability to use text-based evidence in written answers. "RAPS" is a teacher-tested method that provides an easy way for students to recall the organization and requirements of a text-based answer. Best yet, it can be used in ALL c
Help your English Learners develop their academic writing abilities using R.A.P. This writing strategy is a perfect way for students to structure any short answer response. Can you R.A.P.?RestateAnswerProve
The R.A.P. scoring guide provides your students with a guide for self reflection. Writing a quality constructed response answer takes practice, and when students understand exactly what it is that they need to include their responses will improve.
What you will find:
Two versions of the It’s a R
These can be added to student's reading journals, or used as practice handouts. Students can use the RAPS acronym to remember how to write a response to a text. The packet includes:
-RAPS Acronym page
-RAPS graphic organizer
-Raps practice sheets