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Fun Summer School Activities for Reading Pop-Culture Thematic Unit

Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
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  • Google Forms™
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    Description

    Based on Disney movie, Hip Hop history, and superhero rap songs, these activities will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as reading passages while they practice reading skills! Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson. Teach 45 days of reading using songs that engage your students!

    *Note: This bundle contains digital, Google Forms reading activities for use in Google Classroom.

    Get the paper based activities using the following links:

    - Disney movie and superhero activities

    - Hip Hop and rap activities

    Summer should be fun. Let's help you keep it that way!

    Have a blast with your students using these activities as a summer school thematic unit or simply to give your students a break from the typical reading and language arts activities. These pop-culture themes will engage your students as you teach reading skills using topics that are meaningful to them.

    Accommodate your students with 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.

    Songs for activities in this bundle: (Click here if you have trouble viewing the videos.)

    - Black Panther Comic History, rap song

    - Black Panther Superhero, Problem and Solution song

    - Disney vs. History, Frozen Movie song

    - Disney vs. History, Moana Movie Review song

    - Disney vs. History, Mulan Movie Review song

    - The History of Father's Day song

    - The History of Hip Hop and Rap song

    - The History of Hip Hop and Rap: Then to Now song

    - The History of Hip Hop: Eras of Rap song

    - Thor Teaches Character Traits song

    - Spiderdude Teaches Story Elements song

    - Warrior Women in History vs. Comic Books rap song

    A variety of self-grading, reading activities!

    Everything included in this bundle is listed below. Click the links above for more details.

    - the Google Forms link for copying the activity to your Google Classroom account

    - 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, paragraph writing activity

    - 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, paragraph writing activity

    - 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 story elements graphic organizer with pictures and lines (linked in the Google Form)

    - 5 multiple-choice, story elements, comprehension questions

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

    - a theme writing activity where students work with a partner to create two themes for the Spiderdude song

    - 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 Summer 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. *Sample outline:

    • Week 1 - context clues: Hip Hop History 1, Warrior Women vs. Comics, Frozen, Moana, and Father's Day history activities
    • Weeks 2 and 3 - synonyms and antonyms: Hip Hop History 1 and 2, Moana, Black Panther parody, and Father's Day history activities
    • Week 4 - compare and contrast: Hip Hop History 1, Moana, Warrior Women vs. Comics, and Mulan activities
    • Week 5 - main idea and details: Hip Hop History 1, Frozen, and Mulan activities
    • Week 6, day 1 - story elements: Spiderdude
    • Week 6, day 2 - character traits: Thor parody
    • Week 6 day 3 - problem and solution: Black Panther parody
    • Week 6, day 4 - root words and affixes: Moana and Mulan activities
    • Week 7 - making inferences: Hip Hop History 1, 2, and 3 activities
    • Week 8, days 1 and 2 - fiction vs nonfiction: Black Panther comic history and Warrior Women vs. Comics activity
    • Week 8, days 3 and 4 - figurative language: Hip Hop History 2
    • Week 9 - review:
      • context clues: Hip Hop history 2, and Black Panther comic history
      • synonyms and antonyms: Frozen, Hip Hop history 3, and Mulan

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

    *Leave a review if you enjoyed these activities.*

    *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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    *Disclaimer: Rap Opera for Kids is not affiliated with the Disney or Marvel brands in any way. Rap Opera for Kids provides educational commentary, parody, and criticism of popular works in order to supplement classroom instruction.

    *Terms of Use:

    Copyright © 2020 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.

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

    Total Pages
    200+
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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