Hip Hop History Lesson 2: Rap and Hip Hop Reading Passage Activities

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Are you looking for Hip Hop history, reading comprehension activities? This is it!

Based on our History of Hip Hop and Rap Music song, these activities will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as a reading passage while they practice a variety of reading skills. Easily incorporate them into independent work 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,

- super simple and easy to use,

- with a high-interest reading passage based on a rap song!

The song for this activity takes an in-depth look at how Hip Hop culture and rap music formed in the Bronx, New York. The song personifies Hip Hop, explaining the challenges faced by the youth of the Bronx and how they developed Hip Hop culture to cope with their problems.

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

Listen to the song on TpT here!

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 music while practicing important reading skills such as identifying figurative language and synonyms and antonyms using song lyrics.

A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

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

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- a sequencing graphic organizer activity

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

- a timeline graphic organizer activity

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

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

- 6 multiple-choice, synonyms questions with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, antonyms questions with the answer key

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

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

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

- 6 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

- 14 "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.

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

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Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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