Close Reading with Music Using Rap Song

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Description

Hip Hop and rap music + history = fun close reading passages with music!

Agree? Then this is perfect for you and your students!

Based on our History of Hip Hop and Rap Music song, these activities will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as a reading passage while they practice a variety of reading skills.

Students will listen to the song then use the song lyrics as a reading passage to complete the activities detailed below.

These activities are:

- no prep to save you time,

- super simple and easy to use,

- with a high-interest reading passage based on a rap song!

Listen to the song with subtitles here! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the video.)

Listen to the song on TpT here!

Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson. The song for these activities explores how two founding fathers and a mother of Hip Hop contributed to the urban art, and how it developed into a unified sound. This bundle is an excellent mini curriculum to use with students who are fans of Hip Hop and rap music and students in general!

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

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

Kids love music and will certainly enjoy learning about the history of Hip Hop music while practicing important reading skills such as identifying the main idea and supporting details and using context clues with this rap song. Read below for details about additional activities.

A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

The activities in this bundle feature everything listed below. Click the links above for more details.

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- 12 multiple-choice, comprehension questions with the answer key

- a timeline activity with graphic organizer

- a sequential paragraph, writing activity

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

- 6 multiple-choice, making inferences questions with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, synonyms questions with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, antonyms questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer activity

- a compare and contrast, paragraph writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- 10 multiple-choice, compare and contrast questions with the answer key

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

- 6 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

- 3 extension "Beast Mode!" activities where students are challenged to:

  • create a dance for the song lyrics
  • illustrate the lyrics through art
  • or dramatize the song by acting out the lyrics.
  • *This section is included on the graphic organizers

- a brief lesson on syllables and tips on how to count them in words

- 14 "How many syllables?" activity questions where students will listen to and read the song lyrics to determine how many syllables are in specific words from the song

- 12 "Syllable hunt!" activity questions where students will read through the song lyrics, finding words that have 1, 2, 3, and 4 syllables and write them in the corresponding columns

- 12 "Divide the syllables" activity tasks where students will find and separate words in the lyrics into their syllabic parts

- a "Syllables on Beast Mode!" challenge activity where students will find a rare 5 syllable word in the song lyrics and write it correctly separated into its syllabic parts.

Get this bundle now to keep your students engaged with reading!

*Note: The reading comprehension questions, timeline, sequential paragraph, and context clues activities listed in this bundle are included in the compare and contrast activity product shown above in the links. Read the activity's description here for more details.

This bundle includes a bonus, Jazz Musicians history, compare and contrast activity! Read more about it here.

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

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