Fun Reading Comprehension with Hip Hop

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5th - 7th, Homeschool
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Description

Hip Hop and rap music history + rap songs = fun reading comprehension activities! Agree?

Then this is a must-have for you!

Based on our history rap songs, these activities will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as reading passages while they practice a variety of reading skills!

- easily incorporate them into independent activities,

- complete them together as a class lesson,

- or spread them throughout your curriculum to keep your students engaged all year long!

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,

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

The songs for these activities explore how Hip Hop culture began in the Bronx, New York City as a way for inner-city youth to cope with the challenges of urban life. The songs also highlight the accomplishments of Hip Hop and rap music and the pioneers and artists that have been influential in the urban art. This bundle is an excellent Hip Hop curriculum to use with students who are fans of Hip Hop and rap music and students in general!

Listen to the songs with subtitles using the links below! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the videos.)

- The Beginning: Hip Hop and Rap history song

- Then to Now: Hip Hop and Rap history song

- The Eras of Rap: Hip Hop and Rap history song

Teach reading skills to your students in a way that they will enjoy!

Kids love music and will certainly enjoy learning about the history of Hip Hop and rap music while using the song lyrics to practice important reading skills such as:

- decoding multisyllabic words,

- identifying the main idea and supporting details,

- making inferences about Hip Hop history and musicians,

- and using context clues to define words from the song lyrics.

A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

This bundle includes everything listed below and includes all of the activities in our Hip Hop History Lessons 1, 2, and 3. Click the links above for more product details.

- the song lyrics for use as reading passages

- sequencing graphic organizer activities

- sequential paragraph activity writing activities that utilize the graphic organizer with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- timeline activities

- multiple-choice, comprehension questions with the answer key

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

- a compare and contrast graphic organizer, writing activities

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

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

- multiple-choice, synonyms questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, antonyms questions with the answer key

- short-response, writing activities 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

- main idea graphic organizer, writing activities

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

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

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

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

- "Syllable hunt!" activities 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

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

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

*Note: the comprehension questions, timeline, sequential paragraph, and context clues activities in the Hip Hop history #1 bundle are included in the compare and contrast activities product listed above in the product links.

You can also get the Google Forms, self-grading activities for this resource here!

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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