Instructional Video

Characters and Setting Song

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Put a reggae spin on literature instruction with a music video detailing what characters are, and what a setting is. In addition to the concept's definitions, the video displays an excerpt that showcases how to identify the characters and setting while reading. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Take a musical brain break to listen, sing, and dance to the song when pupils need a pause from instruction 
  • Hook learners with a music video at the start of instruction 
  • Send the link home to extend the learning experience with class members' families 
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The reading passage presented highlights key information for easy reading
  • The video's graphics are captivating and kid-friendly 
  • Learner engagment may fade due to a slower tempo 
Common Core