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Frederick Douglass Biography Passage and Reading Activities Using Rap Song #1

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Description

Based on our Frederick Douglass biography rap song, these reading activities and passage explore the early years of his life from an autobiographical point of view. The song and Frederick Douglass passage present important events during the early years of Douglass' life from birth up to his escape from slavery at age twenty.

Listen to the song with subtitles on YouTube!

This activity includes:

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- multiple-choice, comprehension questions with the answer key

- a short-response, context clues activity: students will define content vocabulary words using context clues in the "Frederick Douglass for Kids Song, part 1"

- a timeline activity with a graphic organizer

- a sequential paragraph activity that utilizes the timeline.

How to use this resource:

- Students will preview the comprehension questions on pages 1 and 2 then listen to the song while following along with the lyrics on pages 3 and 4.

- Next, students will answer the questions on pages 1 and 2.

- Students will then complete the context clues, timeline, and sequential paragraph activities on the following pages.

- The answer key for pages 1, 2, and 5 are located on pages 8, 9, and 10.

You can also get the individual, sequencing and timeline activities from above here!

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Copyright © 2018 Rap Opera for Kids. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Images and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

*Music provided by Rujay. Instrumental: "Sippin" by Ihaksi. Channel: https://YouTube.com/user/RujayTV.

*Photos from Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass

Used under CC BY (2.0) / Originals have been digitally mixed with other media

*Font for "Rap Opera ... Kids. History. Reading. Math. And More... School Just Went Beast Mode. Educate. Entertain. Empower!" text by http://www.junkohanhero.com

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Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

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