Are you looking for an engaging and effective way to keep your students attention during summer school? These summer school reading curriculum themes are designed to transform your classroom into an exciting learning environment. With a unique mix of rap songs with reading and ELA skills and passages, your students are going to love these activities. Here’s how this curriculum will make your summer school sessions non stop fun while incorporating rigor!
Rap Songs as Engaging Reading Passages
Capturing students’ attention while they build their reading skills is a must! That’s why these activities incorporate rap songs as reading passages with a diverse range of fun themes and topic such as comicbook heroes, Hip Hop and rap music, and kids’ movies. Imagine your students grooving to the rhythm while strengthening their comprehension and vocabulary skills while reading about pop-culture topics. The song lyrics provide engaging reading material with fun rhymes and flow, making the learning enjoyable and content accessible.
No Prep, Super Simple, and Easy to Use
It goes without saying that your time is priceless, so these activities require no preparation, allowing you to focus on teaching rather than spending hours planning. The activities are super simple and easy to use, ensuring a seamless experience for both you and your students. Just print, follow the instructions for each activity, play the music for your students to follow along with as they read the song lyrics as a passage or even use the song as a read aloud with the video’s subtitles! And of course, answer keys are included for easy grading.
High-Interest Reading Passages Based on Rap Songs
These activities are guaranteed to be meaningful and relevant to your students by using rap songs as the foundation for reading activities with pop-culture themes. By exploring topics like comicbook heroes, Hip Hop and rap music history, and kids’ movies, these activities tap into their interests and provide an engaging learning experience with music integrated into the lessons.
Thematic Units for Fun-Filled Summer School
Whether you choose the comicbook hero parody, Hip Hop and rap, or kids movie thematic units, your students will have a blast while improving their reading skills. These activities can also be used to provide a refreshing break from typical reading and language arts lessons, adding a splash of excitement to your summer curriculum.
Cover a wide variety of skills!
Strengthen your students’ comprehension, expand their vocabulary, and sharpen their skills in a variety of areas with these activities. With multiple-choice questions, writing prompts, turn-and-talk discussions, and creative activity challenges that focus on a range of critical skills such as sequencing and timeline, context clues, synonyms and antonyms, main idea and supporting details, compare and contrast, and just so many more that I’m not even going to list them all, you’re guaranteed to have activities that meet your needs!
Enhancing Phonics Skills with Syllable Activities
Support and further develop your students’ phonics skills with the included syllable activities. These activities provide an opportunity to explore word structure and enhance syllable recognition. From counting syllables to identifying and dividing them, students will become more confident in decoding and understanding words. The songs also provide natural rhythm and cadence to keep students engaged while they focus on the flow of each word in order to understand syllable structure with greater depth.
Ready for awesome summer-school lessons?
These activities are sure to engage your students’ and transform their reading skills with rigorous skill practice. Get these activities now using the links below and let your students have blast with learning this summer!
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