This compare and contrast passage fiction activity with Moana movie worksheets and Moana movie activities guide helps students practice compare and contrast skills. These activities use a parody song written as a reading passage to explore the true history and culture behind the Moana movie. Parodying Disney and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's, "You're Welcome!" song, this rap/pop tune compares and contrasts the original islander folktales and Polynesian stories that inspired the Moana movie to Disney's tale of Moana. Students will listen to the song, read the lyrics, and find similarities and differences between the original islander folktales that inspired the Moana movie and Disney's tale of Moana. With a catchy parody song and a variety of compare and contrast activities, this Moana lesson plan is sure to keep your students engaged.The song for this activity can be accessed on YouTube or Teachers Pay Teachers for students to listen to.
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This resource includes:
- the song lyrics
- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer writing activity about Disney's depiction of the Maui character versus the islander and Polynesian's account of Maui
- 10 compare and contrast multiple-choice questions based on the song with the answer key
- a compare and contrast text structure, paragraph writing activity with transitional words for student use
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How to use this resource:
- Students will use the graphic organizer on page 1 to compare and contrast the information about the islander folktales and Disney's Moana movie while listening to and reading the song lyrics on pages 3 and 4.
- Next, students will answer the compare and contrast comprehension questions on pages 4 and 5.
- Students will then write a paragraph that compares and contrast the information in the song on page 6.
- The answer key for the compare and contrast questions are located on pages 7 and 8.
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*Music production credit: Brandon Coffer