Fun Independent Reading Activities

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Description

Based on pop-culture and history rap songs, these fun independent reading activities will keep your students engaged using song lyrics while they practice a variety of reading skills.

Students will listen to the songs then use the song lyrics as reading passages to complete the activities detailed below.

These activities are:

- no prep,

- super simple and easy to use,

- self-grading to save you time,

- with high-interest reading passages based on rap songs!

Use them to:

- plan out a full semester of reading activities (see the sample outline below),

- provide your students with a read-aloud if they get stuck on difficult words

- introduce skills in a unique and engaging way throughout the school year

- give your students a fun break from the standard curriculum!

Listen to all of the songs with subtitles here! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the videos.)

*Note: all songs are embedded into the Google Forms activities for student use.

Accommodate your students using audio!

Do you teach EL/ESL or SPED students/SWDs? Have them use the songs as read-alouds with subtitles. Students can also slow down the songs to make listening and comprehension easier. Instructions are embedded into the activities for students.

A mix of fun topics that kids will love!

The passages and songs in this bundle cover:

- a comparison of Disney's Moana movie with the original, Islander folktales that inspired the film

- the history of Hip Hop and rap music

- the life and contributions of Sacagawea

- the history of the winter holidays Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Day

- and many other engaging topics!

What teachers like you had to say:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "My kids loved the rap songs. It made the assignment more enjoyable for them. Thank you!" Ayfer Z.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Good concept. Impressive! Shellceeta B.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Awesome. Thanks!" Butler Digital Creations

A variety of self-grading, reading activities!

This bundle includes everything listed below. Click the product links above for more details.

- the song with subtitles embedded into the Google Form

- the song lyrics embedded into the Google Form

- self-grading quiz format with the answer key

- a compare and contrast graphic organizer, writing activity (linked in the Google Form)

- multiple-choice, compare and contrast questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast text-structure, paragraph writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- multiple-choice, problem and solution questions based on the Black Panther, problem and solution parody song with the answer key

- a problem and solution, graphic organizer writing activity for identifying problems and solutions in the song lyrics (linked in the Google Form)

- a problem and solution text-structure, paragraph writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- a creative writing activity in which the Black Panther superhero challenges students to think of solutions to real-world problems

- multiple-choice, context clues questions with the answer key

- a short-response, writing activity where students will define any word of their choice from the song lyrics using context clues in the text

- multiple-choice, synonyms and antonyms questions with the answer key

- a short-response, writing activity where students will produce a synonym and antonym for any word of their choice from the song lyrics

- multiple-choice, making inferences questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, fiction vs. nonfiction questions based on the song lyrics

- a writing activity that challenges students to explain why specific texts are examples of nonfiction or fiction with a word bank of keywords and ideas that identify nonfiction and fiction texts

- a main idea and supporting details, graphic organizer writing activity with 3 sections (linked in the Google Form)

- multiple-choice, identify the main idea questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, identify the supporting details questions with the answer key

- "Main Idea on Beast Mode!" challenge activity where students will identify the main idea of the entire song using their main idea and supporting details graphic organizer

- "Turn and Talk" activities that challenge students to discuss each reading passage

- extension "Beast Mode!" activities where students are challenged to:

  • create a dance for the song lyrics
  • illustrate the lyrics through art
  • or dramatize the song by acting out the lyrics.
  • *This section is also included on the graphic organizers

- "personification or not" questions based on the song lyrics

- multiple-choice, identify the meaning of figurative sentences questions based on examples of personification in the song lyrics

- multiple-choice, figurative vs. literal language questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

- multiple-choice, identify the meaning of figurative sentences questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

- a short-response, writing activity where students will provide their own figurative sentence and then write a literal sentence that explains it

- brief explanations of what character traits are

- a character traits graphic organizer, writing activity (linked in the Google Form)

- a word bank of adjectives to help students describe the characters in the songs

- 7 multiple-choice, character traits questions based on the song lyrics

- brief explanations about what root words, prefixes, and suffixes are

- multiple-choice, identifying root words questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, identifying prefixes questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, identifying suffixes questions with the answer key.

How to Use This in Google Classroom: Click here for a quick tutorial!

Use the link in the download to copy our Google Form to your Google Drive. Assign the Google Form to your students by sharing a link, sending an email, or using Google Classroom.

*Google Forms are paperless and self-grading. Grades and data are collected automatically once students complete the quiz. You can view individual student responses or see how students did as a class, letting you know how many questions were answered correctly or incorrectly.

Plan Your Semester with These Activities!

We recommend looking at your syllabus or grade's pacing guide and then selecting the activities from each bundle that match the skills that you need to teach each week. *Note: The following outline is intended to be used after the first two weeks of teaching classroom expectations and procedures. Sample outline:

  • Weeks 1 and 2 - teaching classroom expectations and procedures
  • Weeks 3 and 4 - synonyms and antonyms: Hip Hop History 1, 2, and 3, Moana, Jazz Musicians, and comicbook parody activities
  • Week 5 - compare and contrast: Hip Hop History 1, Moana, Jazz Musicians, and Mulan activities
  • Week 6 - main idea and details: Molly Pitcher, Hip Hop History 1, Sacagawea, and Mulan activities
  • Week 7 - root words: Moana, Mulan, Phillis Wheatley, and Sojourner Truth activities
  • Week 8 - prefixes: Moana, Mulan, Phillis Wheatley, and Sojourner Truth activities
  • Week 9 - suffixes: Moana, Mulan, Phillis Wheatley, and Sojourner Truth activities
  • Week 10 - making inferences: Hip Hop History 1, 2, and 3 activities
  • Weeks 11 and 12 - context clues: Hip Hop History 1, 2, 3, Mulan, and Moana activities
  • Week 13 - character traits: Thor parody, Frida Kahlo, and the Literal Monster activities
  • Week 14 - figurative language: Jazz Age History, Hip Hop History 2, and Helen Keller activities
  • Week 15 - review: winter holiday activities or use remaining activities (Frederick Douglass and Sacagawea synonyms and antonyms, comicbook history context clues, Hip Hop History 2 personification, and comicbook parody, problem and solution activities)

Get this bundle now and keep your students engaged! Rap Opera for Kids - when the music stops, the learning doesn't.

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*Note: If you have already purchased the paper-based version of these activities and would also like the Google Forms version, simply email us your order number at RapOperaforKids@gmail.com, and we will email you an access link for these Google Form activities.

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