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“Gotta’ Keep Reading” Is A Not-To-Be-Missed Video


You’re probably familiar with Oprah Winfrey’s “Kick-Off” Flash Mob Dance with 21,000 people dancing to the Black Eyed Peas song “Tonight’s Going to Be a Good Night.” You can see that video here.

Well, a middle school in Florida has done a delightful version of that mob dance — only this time they’ve changed the lyrics to reflect “Gotta’ Keep Reading.” If you haven’t seen it already, it’s not-to-be-missed.

You can read the story of the video (and Oprah’s reaction to it), as well as see the YouTube version here.

I like it so much that I wanted to make sure it would be accessible at school, so I’ve been trying to upload it to Edublogs.TV, which is not-blocked by many content filters. However, I’m having some problems with doing that, and will try again tomorrow.

I learned about this from the Pebble Creek Labs blog, which is one more reason why I recommend people subscribe to i

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Larry,

    thanks for bringing this to my attention. Great video.

    We have another student made version of this song – on EFL Classroom. The teacher had her students draw pictures to contextualize the words/meaning. Easily my fav. this year…..



  2. I love them both!
    Whether they enjoy reading or not, the video looked great fun to make.
    Talented lyrics writers too.
    Thanks for the links, again.

  3. Larry-
    Love this video . It is also on Schooltube. Hopefully that is not blocked at your school.

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