ILA Bridges

Grade Span: 6–8

The Message

Using Hip Hop Pedagogy as a Literacy Building Tool for Grade 8

Courtne Thomas & Mirvetk Tonuzi

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The Message - Using Hip-Hop Pedagogy as a Literacy Building Tool for Grade 8

What's Inside

Student participants of this unit will explore and examine several themes to include the construction of identity and its use as a tool for social change along with other themes to include poverty, gun violence, resilience, and overcoming obstacles. This examination will be accomplished as students engage in close reading activities, whole-group and small-group discussion, independent reading, and reflection writing. In this way, hip-hop is used as a literacy building instrument while revealing the realities faced by those living in urban areas and furthering awareness of their struggles.

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