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
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!
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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