Black History Month Reading Comprehension

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    Are you looking for engaging, Black history reading comprehension activities? Rap songs are your solution!

    Based on history rap songs, these reading passage activities explore exciting, Black history topics such as the origins of Hip Hop and rap music and the life and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman. Keep your students' attention using song lyrics as reading activities while they practice a variety of reading skills. Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson.

    Add some music and excitement into your Black History Month lessons with this bundle! Use it to plan out your entire curriculum for February or spread it throughout your semester to incorporate Black history year-round!

    Get the digital, Google Forms self-grading activities for this bundle here!

    Listen to the songs with subtitles on YouTube using the links below! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the videos.)

    - Harriet Tubman biography song

    - Henry "Box" Brown biography song

    - the history of Hip Hop and rap music song

    - Jackie Robinson biography song, part 1

    - the Jazz Age of music song

    - the truth about Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott song

    - Sojourner Truth biography song

    Teach reading skills to your students in a way that they will enjoy!

    Kids love music and will certainly enjoy practicing a variety of reading skills such as sequencing, context clues, and compare and contrast with these rap song lyrics. Students will listen to each song while following along with the lyrics. Students will then complete the activities listed below.

    A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

    This bundle includes everything listed below. Click the product links above for more details.

    - the song lyrics for each song for use as a reading passage

    - a timeline activity

    - a sequencing graphic organizer activity

    - a sequential paragraph, writing activity

    - multiple-choice, context clues questions with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, synonyms questions with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, antonyms questions with the answer key

    - brief explanations about what root words, prefixes, and suffixes are

    - multiple-choice, identifying root words questions with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, identifying prefixes questions with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, identifying suffixes questions with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, figurative vs. literal language questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, identify the meaning of figurative sentences questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

    - "personification or not" questions based on the song lyrics

    - multiple-choice, identify the meaning of sentences that use personification questions based on examples in the song lyrics

    - a main idea and supporting details, graphic organizer writing activity

    - multiple-choice, identify the main idea questions with the answer key

    - multiple-choice, identify the supporting details questions with the answer key

    - a "Main Idea on Beast Mode!" challenge activity where students will identify the main idea of the entire song using their main idea and supporting details graphic organizer

    - a cause and effect, graphic organizer activity

    - 10 multiple-choice, cause and effect questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

    - a cause and effect, paragraph writing activity that utilizes the graphic organizer with a word bank of transitional words.

    *UPDATE - 03/03/2021: The typo in the Henry "Box" Brown song lyrics has been corrected.

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