This might be more history related than literacy related, but I like this site and want to share it. It's called the Week in Rap. Each week the site puts together a short video of the events of the week and sets them to a catchy rap tune. And at the end of the year, there's a year end review.
I could see English teachers using this as a model for a writing assignment or for vocabulary development. For history teachers, it's an obvious current events tie-in.
The site used to be free, but now there's a subscription charge. I wondered why I wasn't seeing it in my email much any more. They do offer a free trial, and the rate looks to be $45 per year.
Check it out. Let me know if you can think of other ways teachers could use this site.