Iambic Pentameter Rap Full Lesson

A fun and engaging lesson that clearly teaches the rules of iambic pentameter and its effects. 19 slides, with slides 20 and 21 being the student worksheet. At least one hour of activities.

  1. Guess the lyrics - 6 modern day song lyrics to match with the artist

  2. Activity: underlining the ‘stressed’ part of each word

  3. ‘The Iambic Pentameter Poem’ an original poem for the students to try to read out loud and put against the included hip-hop beat. Comes with an example.

  4. A grid included in the worksheet (final two slides) for students to compose their own ‘iambic pentameter rap’ individually or as part of a group

  5. Clear explanations as to why iambic pentameter is used

  6. Plenary activity where students are given the answers, and have to guess what the question is.

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Created: Jan 24, 2020

Updated: Jan 29, 2020

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