Rosa Parks Reading Passage Activities Using Rap Song

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    Are you looking for an engaging way to teach your students about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Do it with rap music!

    Based on our Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, rap 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 activities or complete them together as a class lesson. The song for these activities explores the events that sparked the Montogomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks' history as an activist, and the community effort that resulted in the success of the civil rights movement.

    Get the self-grading, Google Forms reading activities for this bundle here!

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

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

    Kids love music and will certainly enjoy learning about the history behind this civil rights movement while practicing important reading skills such as identifying the main idea and supporting details and using context clues with these song lyrics. Read below for details about additional activities.

    A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

    The activities in this bundle feature everything listed below. Click the links above for more details.

    - the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

    - a timeline activity

    - a sequential paragraph, writing activity

    - multiple choice, context clues questions with the answer key

    - multiple choice, synonyms and antonyms questions with the answer key

    - 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

    - a main idea and supporting details, graphic organizer writing activity

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

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

    - a "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

    - a "Turn and Talk" discussion activity where students analyze other historical events and figures to determine if they are truthfully represented

    - 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.

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    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
    Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    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 context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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