Let it flow
December 7, 2010 6:44 AM Subscribe
I'd like to use rap to get some kids into writing / performing.
posted by nicolin to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm talking about ESL here. Hip hop culture being a worldwide phenomenon, how could I find an interesting way to use rap (a motivating art form) as a basis to produce both written and oral material ?
I'm interested in any resource that would point at activities, anthologies (good, simple, deep texts), commentaries and explanations of lyrics, songs, vids, books, lesson plans.
Do not limit yourselves to the language side : i'd appreciate any musical analysis, howto about the different kinds of musical backgrounds found in the genre.
What I need are building blocks to be able to frame lessons and eventually, to give the kids the opportunity to do some down-home rapping.