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Reading Bundle 1
This mini-lesson uses the song "Handlebars" by Flobots to teach the following ELA Reading Literature Standard:
DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES ON SETTING, PLOT AND CHARACTERS.
Songs are an effective way to introduce ELA standards to your students! Get students thinking about how politics, education, financial security, self-image, education and relationships impact characters (and themselves) with this ready to print and use mini-lesson. Students will be asked to read the song lyrics carefully THREE times in order to master this complex standard. After the lesson, students will be ready to apply their newly-develop skills to larger pieces of literature!
NOTE: I have included a music video link and believe the lesson is more effective if students can watch the video multiple times. Internet access is STRONGLY recommended.
The packet includes:
+ A note-taking page that introduces the standard and why it is important
+ A copy of the song lyrics WITH A VIDEO LINK
+ An video viewing guide which requires three viewings/readings
+ A character compare/contrast chart
+ A written response handout which requires textual evidence