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While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat

Middle School Extra: Write a Rap

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Concepts(s):
Beat
Grades(s):
Middle School
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Introduction

In this lesson you will

  • learn about rap
  • compose your own rap

Objectives

  • I can describe rap as a genre of music.
  • I can list some of literary devices used in rap.
  • I can create and perform my own rap.

Read about the history of rap

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Read about the history of rap

Read about rap from the 1970s to the present day

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Read about rap from the 1970s to the present day

Read about rhyme in rap

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Read about rhyme in rap

Read about other literary devices in rap

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Read about other literary devices in rap

Listen to "Free From it All" by Lecrai with Mathai

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Listen to "Free From it All" by Lecrai with Mathai

Read the lyrics in the video.

Do you see examples of rhyme, internal rhyme, assonance, multi-syllable rhyme or internal rhyme?

Do you see examples of alliteration or simile?

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Write your own Rap - Track 1: Bat Rap

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Song Used: Bat Rap – Long

Write your own Rap - Track 1: Bat Rap

Choose a topic and the rap accompaniment track that you like the best and write your own rap.

Option 1:
You can use one of the starter ideas given or you can invent your own.

Don’t do drugs...
Stay at home...
Stay in school...
Skateboarding...
Basketball is...
Homework is...
Friends are...
I don’t want to...

Use at least one of the literary devices from the “About Rap” information in your rap.

This track is the first option for your accompaniment.

Write your own Rap - Track 2: Rappin' with the Animals

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Song Used: Rappin’ with the Animals – Long

Write your own Rap - Track 2: Rappin' with the Animals

Choose a topic and the rap accompaniment track that you like the best and write your own rap.

Option 1:
You can use one of the starter ideas given or you can invent your own.

Don’t do drugs...
Stay at home...
Stay in school...
Skateboarding...
Basketball is...
Homework is...
Friends are...
I don’t want to...

Use at least one of the literary devices from the “About Rap” information in your rap.

This track is the second option for your accompaniment.

Write your own Rap - Track 3: Hopalong Rapsody

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Song Used: Rappin’ with the Animals – Long

Write your own Rap - Track 3: Hopalong Rapsody

Choose a topic and the rap accompaniment track that you like the best and write your own rap.

Option 2
Directions: Choose a fairy tale and write the story as a rap.
You can choose a fairy tale from the list below or choose another story that you know.

The Three Little Pigs
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Chicken Little
Jack and the Beanstalk

Use at least one of the literary devices from the “About Rap” page in your rap.

This track is the third option for your accompaniment.

Write your own Rap - Track 4: Hoppin' Hops

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Song Used: Hoppin’ Hops – Short

Write your own Rap - Track 4: Hoppin' Hops

Choose a topic and the rap accompaniment track that you like the best and write your own rap.

Option 2:
Directions: Choose a fairy tale and write the story as a rap.
You can choose a fairy tale from the list below, or choose another story that you know.

The Three Little Pigs
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Chicken Little
Jack and the Beanstalk

Use at least one of the literary devices from the “About Rap” page in your rap.

This track is the fourth option for your accompaniment.

Write your own Rap - Track 5: Tone Loco

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Song Used: Tone Loco – Short

Write your own Rap - Track 5: Tone Loco

Choose a topic and the rap accompaniment track that you like the best and write your own rap.

Option 1:
You can use one of the starter ideas given or you can invent your own.

Don’t do drugs...
Stay at home...

Option 2
Directions: Choose a fairy tale and write the story as a rap.
You can choose a fairy tale from the list below or choose another story that you know.

The Three Little Pigs
Three Billy Goats Gruff

Use at least one of the literary devices from the “About Rap” page in your rap.

This track is the fifth option for your accompaniment.

Choose your topic, choose your track and write a rap

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Choose your topic, choose your track and write a rap

You can download and print the worksheet from Supporting Resources or you can create your own document.

Choose your topic, choose your track and write a rap

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Choose your topic, choose your track and write a rap

You can download and print the worksheet from Supporting Resources or you can create your own document.

Music Is Literacy

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Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and administrators.

Music education is important for all learners.

For more details, copy and paste these links into your browser

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

Https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1656&context=stu_hon_theses

https://www.luther.edu/oneota-reading-journal/archive/2012/learning-literacy-through-music/

Https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/663701/SA-DECS-Fluency-doc.pdf

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