A couple of students asked me to make a hip-hop-themed lesson, which I did a couple of weeks ago. It went down pretty well with most of them, including the ones who don't like hip-hop at all, so don't worry too much about that.
Anyway, here it is:
- Greet the students and then show first few pages of PPT (2-3 mins)
- Students then do the vocabulary worksheet(5-10 mins)
- Use the PPT slideshow for: worksheet answers / explanation of sampling / brief history of hip-hop. (5-10 mins)
- Students are given a sentence that has been cut 10 separate pieces which they must then put in the correct order (see attachment 'Rearrange the sentence.docx'). Give students a second one if they finish it too quickly. Anyway, I find that tasks like these, where the students need to use their hands, tend to go down quite well. (10-15 mins)
- Introduce concept of rhyming on the board with plenty of examples. My (pretty low-level) students found this surprisingly difficult to grasp, so you have to really drill it into them. (5 mins)
- Rhyming and slang worksheet - students must think of 3 rhyming words for each word given. (5-10 mins)
- Students then fill in the missing song lyrics on the same sheet (5-10 mins)
- If there's still some time left, which there usually isn't, go through the discussion questions at the end of the PPT.
If you use it, let me know how it went.