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Monday, April 19, 2010

Rap Writing

ACTIVITY OUTLINE

Title: Rap Writing

Domain: Communication, academic, emotional

Population: Adult Mental Health (Forensics)

Category: songwriting, leisure skills

Materials: Pre-selected quotes, similes, and idioms, cut into strips with one on each. A bowl/hat/basket to draw out of. Instrumental or beat track, CD player, white/chalk board.

Procedures:

  1. Have clients draw strips of paper.
  2. Using what is on the paper they drew, work it into verses. Can be word for word or re-worded and changed. They can also add their own ideas.
  3. Write verses on the board.
  4. When desired length is reached, play the instrumental track.
  5. Take turns having each client rap at least one verse.

Behavioral Observation: Participation, leisure skills, communication, emotional expression

Source: Quotes from William Shakespeare. Idioms, clich├ęs, similes, and quotes compiled by me.

Submitted by: Bethany Clayton; 3/3/2010


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