Summer School ELA Thematic Unit and Lesson Plans

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Looking for fun summer school ELA activities with a thematic unit? Rap songs are the answer!

Based on history and parody rap songs, these activities will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as they practice a variety of reading skills!

- easily incorporate them into independent activities,

- complete them together as a class lesson,

- teach 45+ days of reading using songs that will engage your students

- use them throughout the new school year to introduce reading skills in a fun and unique way!

Students will listen to the songs then use the song lyrics as reading passages to complete the activities detailed below.

These activities are:

- no prep,

- super simple and easy to use,

- with high-interest reading passages based on rap songs!

Get the self-grading activities for this bundle (plus Hip Hop themed activities) here!

Summer should be fun. Let's help you keep it that way!

Have a blast with your students using these activities as a summer school thematic unit or simply to give your students a break from the typical reading and language arts activities. These pop-culture themes will engage your students as you teach reading skills using topics that are meaningful to them.

Listen to the songs with subtitles using the links below. (Click here if you have trouble viewing the videos.)

- Black Panther Comic History, rap song

- Black Panther Superhero, Problem and Solution song

- Disney vs. History, Frozen movie song

- Disney vs. History, Moana Movie Review song

- Disney vs. History, Mulan Movie Review song

- Thor Teaches Character Traits song

- Spiderdude Teaches Story Elements song

- Warrior Women in History vs. Comic Books rap song

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

- the lyrics for each song for use as a reading passage

- multiple-choice, comprehension questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, context clues questions for defining content-vocabulary words in the song with the answer key

- multiple-choice, synonyms questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, antonyms questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, nonfiction vs. fiction questions with the answer key

- multiple-choice, making inferences questions with the answer key for the Hip Hop history song

- multiple-choice, problem and solution questions based on the Black Panther, Problem and Solution, parody song with the answer key

- a problem and solution, graphic organizer writing activity for identifying problems and solutions in the song lyrics

- a problem and solution, paragraph writing activity

- a creative writing activity in which the Black Panther superhero challenges students to think of solutions to real-world problems

- a story elements, graphic organizer activity with visuals and lines

- multiple-choice, story elements, comprehension questions for the Spiderdude song

- a theme writing activity where students work with a partner to create two themes for the Spiderdude song

- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer

- multiple-choice, compare and contrast questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast text-structure, paragraph writing activity with a word bank of transitional words

- 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

- "Turn and Talk" activities based on the song lyrics

- a sequencing graphic organizer activity

- a sequential paragraph, writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- a brief lesson on syllables and tips on how to count them in words

- "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

- "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

- "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.

*Note: The following resources in this bundle include additional activities in their file download:

  • the Moana, compare and contrast activities include a synonyms and antonyms activity
  • the superhero, problem and solution activities include a synonyms and antonyms activity
  • the superhero, nonfiction vs. fiction activity includes a context clues activity.

Get this bundle now and get ready to have an awesome summer with your students! Rap Opera for Kids - when the music stops, the learning doesn't.

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

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Teaching Duration
2 months
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