Keep your students engaged using rap songs as Virginia Studies reading passages!
Based on our Famous Virginians, history rap songs, these reading passages with comprehension questions teach students about the Virginia Studies 9 SOL: Famous Virginians in the 20th century. This bundle also addresses Virginia Studies VS.5 SOL: the role of Virginians in the American Revolution with two songs about James Armistead and General Lafayette, two men that were involved in the Revolutionary War in Virginia.
Teach reading skills to your students in a way that they will enjoy!
Kids love music and will certainly enjoy learning about important Virginians using rap songs. All of these passages include reading activities with short-response comprehension questions and additional activities that are listed below.
A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!
This bundle includes everything listed below. Click the links above for more details.
- the lyrics for each song
- links to the songs for free
- short-response, comprehension questions with the answer key.
*Some resources include additional activities that are listed below:
- the lyrics for the "James and the General" song for use as a readers theater activity
- a sequential paragraph, writing activity with graphic organizer
- a compare and contrast, discussion prompt for partner activity
- an inferencing, discussion prompt for partner activity
- a Women's history, discussion prompt for partner activity
- and instructions for students to use the song's instrumental for writing their own songs about famous Virginians.
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