Do you need an engaging way to teach character traits to your students? Rap songs are your answer!
These character traits activities are based on rap songs that will while they practice identifying character traits. Easily integrate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson. The song lyrics that are used as reading passages tell a variety of stories about fictional and nonfictional characters, giving students a variety of characters to practice with.
Listen to the songs with subtitles on YouTube using the links below!
A mix of fun topics that kids will love!
These passages and songs cover:
Teach reading skills to your students in a way that they will enjoy!
Kids love music and will certainly enjoy identifying character traits using song lyrics. These activities feature a word bank of adjectives for students to choose from when describing the various characters from the songs. The activities also include a character traits, graphic organizer with an example of how to infer character traits for student reference.
These activities include:
- the lyrics for each song
- brief explanations of what character traits are
- a writing activity
- a to help students describe the characters in the songs
- 7 multiple-choice, questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key per passage.
How to use this activity:
Students will listen to the song while following along with the lyrics. Students will then infer the character traits of characters based on their actions and behaviors that are described in the song lyrics. The answer keys are located on pages 7 and 8 of each activity.
*Note: we recommend beginning with the "Thor Teaches Character Traits" activity as the song for this activity provides several explanations of what character traits are.
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