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Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN

Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
Comparative Writing: BUNDLE: 6 Activities: Lyrics & Video Clip FUN
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CCSS are FUN with LYRICS & VIDEO CLIPS ACTIVITIES!

6 BUNDLED ACTIVITIES: Enforce Writing & Reading Literature CCSS through relevant and engaging lyrics and video clip activities.

First Bundled activity includes exemplar comparative paragraph.

6 Activities - 3 Parts Each:

Part 1: Complete lyrics and song video links.

Part 2: Do now/bell ringer to paraphrase quote; Comparative controlling idea brainstorm graphic organizer; and 4-point rubric.

Part 3: Prompt and lined paper for paragraph.

BONUS: ACEPPR Mnemeonic Writing Checklist Rubric for Paragraph or Essay

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DETAILS:

Write a comparative, controlling idea paragraph about how rap lyrics relate to the original song lyrics of its background song (example Tupac's "Changes" and Hornsby's "The Way it Is". Also compare a song to an informational text, and compare two speeches.

Your students (between Grades 6 - 12) will LOVE all 6 exercises, as mine did. They will also learn a lot about cultural influences and reinforce anchor common-core standards for writing, reading literature and reading informational text without even realizing it!

This is a great fun activity to get students invested in reading and writing around the holidays or at the beginning or end of the year!


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Testing Prompts are adapted from the NY REGENTS WEBSITE: http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish


INCLUDED SONGS & VIDEOS:


1. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

2. Bittersweet Symphony by Verve

3. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z

4. The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby

5. Changes by Tupac

6. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

7. Sometimes I Rhyme Slow by Nice & Smooth

8. Juicy by Notorious BIG

9. New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

10. Congressman Gay Hate Crimes "It Gets Better" Speech

11. MLK "I Have a Dream" Speech Excerpt




THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AFFILIATED ANY OF THE INCLUDED SONGS, ARTISTS, RECORD COMPANIES, IMAGES OR WITH THE NY REGENTS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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