Do you have students who are fans of the NBA? Then you’ve got to have these basketball reading comprehension worksheets PDFs based on an NBA history rap song!
These reading activities incorporate song lyrics as a reading passage and will keep your students engaged while practicing a variety of reading skills. Not only is it high-interest, but it’s also no prep, super simple, and easy to use!
High-interest reading passage with rap music!
Your students will dive into the amazing accomplishments of NBA legends of Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, and Stephen Curry while practicing vital reading skills like identifying the main idea and supporting details, using context clues, making inferences, and more all with the answer keys. It’s a win-win situation! Cover content while engaging your students as they read about the history of basketball superstars.
Listen to the song below!
Use rap song lyrics as a reading passage!
Your students can compare and contrast the three NBA superstars using details in the song lyrics that are used as a reading passage. By engaging with the text through music, your students will connect with reading comprehension in a fresh and unique way that will help them think critically about the skills they are using.
An exciting and innovative way to practice ELA skills
The rap lyrics also provide an exciting and innovative way for your students to practice main idea and supporting details skills. Students will read the lyrics in sections and using specific sentences in each verse to identify the main idea for selected parts of the song. Rap songs are literature, and students will explore this further as they apply language arts skills to the song lyrics. If you need a fun change of pace, these basketball reading comprehension worksheets PDFs are the solution!
So, what are you waiting for? Get your students excited about reading and learning with our “NBA Gamechangers” history rap song with reading activities!
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