Fun Reading Activities for 5th Grade

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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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Comicbook history + rap song = fun reading activities for 5th grade. Agree?

Then this is a must-have for you!

Based on our comicbook history rap song, these activities will keep your students engaged using song lyrics while they practice a variety of reading skills. Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson.

Students will listen to the song then use the song's lyrics as a reading passage to complete the activities detailed below.

These activities are:

- no prep to save you time,

- super easy and simple to use,

- with a high-interest topic sure to engage your students!

Listen to the song with subtitles here! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the video.)

This bundle includes:

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- 12 multiple-choice, comprehension questions with the answer key

- a sequencing graphic organizer activity

- a sequential paragraph, writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- a timeline graphic organizer activity

- 14 multiple-choice, nonfiction vs. fiction questions about the fictional comic story and the real-world story behind the comic with the answer key

- 7 multiple-choice, context clues questions for defining content-vocabulary words in the song with the answer key

  • *Also included in the individual nonfiction vs. fiction activity listed above.

- a brief lesson on syllables and tips on how to count them in words

- 12 "How many syllables?" activity questions where students will listen to and read the song lyrics to determine how many syllables are in specific words from the song

- 12 "Syllable hunt!" activity questions where students will read through the song lyrics, finding words that have 1, 2, 3, and 4 syllables and write them in the corresponding columns

- 12 "Divide the syllables" activity tasks where students will separate words that they have found into their syllabic parts

- a "Syllables on Beast Mode!" challenge activity where students will find a rare 5 syllable word in the song lyrics and write it correctly separated into its syllabic parts.

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Total Pages
36 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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