This activity goes well with the LOTF common core pack and final test that you can find in my store :).
Students work in their island groups to take on the point of view of a character and create a rap. For example, Piggy will battle Jack and one of them will be crowned the winner. I usually pick a winner by having the class cheer for whoever they believe had the best verse. The winning group is then awarded extra credit on the final exam. This is a fun activity that students enjoy doing. You can have student groups battle each other live in class or just have students write battle verses for each character. I have provided an unedited sample verse written from the perspective of Simon from a former student.
Look out everybody make way for the chosen one
Spiritual enlightenment it's almost line I'm Joseph's son
Underestimate me or play me but let me tell you some
Compared to me you still weaker then a lil un
Spittin fire is an understatement I spit solar flares
I'm higher then you suckers I breathe the finest air
Lord of the Flies told me the beast it ain't really there
Now all you look stupid I'm the only real beast here
Now I know what you are thinking "Simon, you were so modest,"
"What happened to you boy you used to be so quiet,"
Don't get me wrong I'm still about peace over violence
But how am I supposed to rap without saying I'm the greatest
Now don't get it twisted Ralph and piggy are a hunnid (hundred)
Rest in peace piggy ima welcome you to heaven and while you all go crazy we be up in heaven chillin And while we up here chillin you be cookin like a kitchen
Let me tell you all about this kid named roger
What you got on your face friend, some freakin mustard?
Why you follow Jack around are you his secret lover?
Let's all pray for this boy I'll take him to the alter
What's wrong with you roger you lookin a little scared fam?
You throw rocks at kids cuz you ain't a real man
Crushed piggy with a boulder cuz you too scared to throw hands
Won't stand up to Jack cuz you ain't got no real friend
Intellectually lyrical, you a wussy identical, you are so satirical, I am super serial!
you are too unethical, I am too academical
you anti-Christ hid devil , I'm a walking miracle
Uh why you living in the past?
You a shooting guard you ain't never gunna pass
Ima point guard Stephen curry type of fast
Hit you with crossovers make you fall on your ass
You are so blinded you want to dash to lead Ralph gunna build a fire so you better believe us
I'm a British Yeezus
so imam let you finish I'm something like jeesus
so you could call me seeezus
Calm down brush you needa chill
You got no emotion you can't even feel
The darkness in your heart I can feel it for real
You turned into an animal that ready for the hill
Forget the best it won't keep me from burning you
Open your third eye to see the pig head too
Kill the pig cut his throat is what I've seen you do
Maybe if you were nice then your mama would love you
Bad news I'm almost done
You got burned by a ghost roger get gone
The true chief here is a boy named Simon
Ironic you been sleeping on the one you should be running from
By Stanley [DVHS-Summer School]