Moana Activities and Passage, Reading Comprehension Bundle Using Parody Song

Resource Type
PDF (1 MB|27 pages)
TpT Digital Activity
Digital Download
List Price:
You Save:
Digital Download
List Price:
You Save:
Share this resource
Compatible with TpT Digital Activities
This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that students can complete from any device on TpT’s new tool. Learn more.


Pop-culture, parody song + reading activities = fun. Agree!

Then these Moana reading activities are just for you!

Based on our Moana movie review, parody song, these activities will keep your students engaged using song lyrics as a reading passage while they practice a variety of reading skills! Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson. The song for this activity is written as a reading passage that explores the culture and history behind the Moana movie, comparing the original, Islander folktales with Disney's story.

Listen to the song with subtitles on YouTube!

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

Kids love music and the Moana movie and will certainly love practicing a variety of reading skills such as context clues, compare and contrast, and root words and affixes using these song lyrics. Students will listen to the song while following along with the lyrics. Students will then complete the activities listed below.

Is this too "Disney" for some of my students?

The song lyrics for these activities cover interesting topics and characters such as Maui, a mighty demigod, providing a good deal of action for students. The song is also performed and written in an energetic style that any students looking for some excitement will enjoy. (Don't worry - your boys will have fun too!)

A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

This bundle includes:

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer writing activity about Disney's depiction of the Maui character versus the islander and Polynesian's account of Maui

- 10 multiple-choice, compare and contrast questions based on the song with the answer key

- a compare and contrast text-structure, writing activity with transitional words for student use

- brief explanations about what root words, prefixes, and suffixes are

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying root words questions with the answer key

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying prefixes questions with the answer key

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying suffixes questions with the answer key

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

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

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

How to use this resource:

- Students will preview the comprehension questions on pages 1 and 2 then listen to the song while following along with the lyrics on pages 3 and 4.

- Next, students will answer the comprehension questions on pages 1 and 2.

- Students will then complete the remaining activities that are outlined above.

- The answer keys are located on pages 16 - 26.

*Leave a review if you would like to see more activities like these.*

Get the digital, Google Forms, self-grading activities for this resource here!

Get the individual activities listed above using the links below.

- Compare and contrast questions with writing activities

- Root words and affixes activity

- Synonyms and antonyms activity

- Context clues activity

Get the decoding multisyllabic words passage activity based on the song lyrics here.

Click here to follow our store for updates!

*Get your monthly freebies!*

You may also like:

Pop Culture vs. History, Reading Passages and Activities Using Rap Songs

Rap Opera for Kids Bundles!

*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 © 2018 Rap Opera for Kids. All rights reserved by authors. 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.

*Music production credit: Brandon Coffer

*Moana text By Walt Disney Animation Studios -, Public Domain,

Used under CC BY (2.0) / Originals have been digitally mixed with other media.

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

Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 hours
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up