Rap on the Road to Reading

Rap on the Road to Reading (RRR)

Language is rhythmical and full of rhyme. Rap music mirrors this. It is a genre of language popular to many younger students and teenagers, who may or may not find reading challenging. By using the rhythm and rhyme of rap to enhance struggling readers and comprehension of the vocabulary, another more interesting and high interest form of learning to read can be explored and developed.

Rap on the Road to Reading

Rap artists are the ‘poets’ of each generation, expressing views on life, not always generally accepted by the larger population. But for those who like this form of music and expression, an educator can use the high interest factor and weave basic phonological awareness and principles around the rap to engage reluctant readers. With this in mind, I developed the RRR (Rap on the Road to Reading) programme.

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