Winter Holiday Reading Comprehension Passage Questions Using History Rap Song

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    Are you looking for engaging, winter holiday reading activities? Rap songs are the solution!

    These activities are based on our "History of Winter Holidays" rap song. This song will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as reading activities while they practice a variety of skills. Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson. The song for these activities explains the origins and traditions of the four winter holidays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Day. Give your students a fun, holiday season using rap music to teach holiday history while incorporating reading skills!

    Listen to the song with subtitles on YouTube!

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

    Kids love music and will certainly enjoy learning about the histories of popular winter holidays using this rap song. Students will listen to the song while reading the lyrics then compare and contrast the winter holidays. Other reading activities in this bundle include multiple-choice, context clues questions about content vocabulary. More activities are listed below.

    A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

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

    - the song lyrics

    - a compare and contrast, graphic organizer writing activity

    - 10 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 for students to use

    - 7 multiple-choice, context clues questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

    - 6 multiple-choice, synonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

    - 6 multiple-choice, antonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

    - 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 find and separate words in the lyrics 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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    Standards

    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.
    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.
    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.
    Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

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