“Let me get to ‘splaining.”
Do you need ideas for Grinch Day at school or Grinch worksheets? A parody rap song is just the trick to keep the holidays interesting! (Who doesn’t like a good parody?) Use our free, How the Grinch Stole Christmas parody song to give your students a fun, holiday, compare and contrast activity! This song revisits the events of the classic, Christmas story, explaining it with a twist from the Grinch’s perspective.
“Why was pajama man allowed to trespass?”
– Have your students read or watch the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas story. Below are a few links to a read aloud on YouTube. (Of course, nothing beats the book!)
– After students listen to the read aloud or read the book, have them listen to “The Grinch Is Innocent!” rap song, noting similarities and differences between the original story and the parody using a compare and contrast, graphic organizer.
– Now, using their notes and graphic organizer, your students can discuss the original story and its parody. Have them focus on the similarities and differences between the two stories in groups. Use some simple phrase starters to get them talking:
- The original story states that ………………. Similarly, the parody states that ……………
- The parody song indicates that ………… However, the original story indicates ……………..
– Next, have students write a paragraph using transitional words, comparing and contrasting the two stories. Some transitional words that students can use are:
- similarly, both, likewise (for comparing)
- however, in contrast, on the other hand (for contrasting).
– For an added challenge, your students can think of their own reasons why the Grinch did what he did in the original story. Have them cite information from the story or compare and contrast the Grinch character with other characters who behave in a similar way to explain his actions.
If you’d like more Grinch reading activities, click here! These worksheets cover the compare and contrast activity mentioned above, but also target other skills such as root words, affixes, context clues, and synonyms and antonyms! We’ve done the work for you so you can enjoy the holiday season!
Check out another free, compare and contrast, holiday song below!
“A story behind every celebration!”
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