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The New Social Media Sensation


TEKSLesson Standards








  • I will be able to use appropriate vocabulary and language structures to discuss the positives and negatives of TikTok.
  • I will improve my reading comprehension skills by analyzing an informational text.

Language Objective

  • Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the impact of TikTok as a social media platform.
  • Students will discuss the impact of TikTok on social media and society.
  • -Students will identify key features and trends on TikTok.

Lesson Objective

Lesson Particulars

I will be able to critically analyze the impact of TikTok on contemporary communication, storytelling, and digital culture, while also understanding the various elements that contribute to its success as a social media platform.

Learning Intention

  • Students will actively participate in discussions and activities related to TikTok.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of TikTok by completing assigned tasks.
  • Students will analyze and evaluate the impact of TikTok on individuals and society through a written reflection.

Success Criteria

Lesson Particulars

Write down your initial thoughts on the video in the chat!

Bell Ringer

What do you think makes it so popular?

How often do you use it?

Have you heard of TikTok before?


TikTok is a popular social media app that allows users to create, watch, and share 15-second videos shot on mobile devices or webcams.However, like all social media apps, there are pros and cons.

What is TikTok

By Kimberly Crouch

The New Social Media Sensation-TikTok

been around them lately, within minutes, you will see them imitating dance moves, singing and reciting lines that have many raising an eyebrow. What app is causing this new obsession? TikTok. What is TikTok? TikTok, an app developed in China, allows people to create and share 15-second videos. Originally known as the Musical.ly app in the United States, the app rebranded in August 2018. Since then, it has gained over 100 million users. According to Tech Crunch, “as of November 2018, TikTok has surpassed Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat in daily app downloads” (Perez). As of February 2020, TikTok had over 1 billion users. According to Frannie Ucciferri, “TikTok is a free social media app that lets you watch, create, and share videos -- often to a soundtrack of the top hits in music -- right from your phone.” In addition, a person can choose his/her interests, and this will guide the videos that show up on his/her feed. Whether users are creating their own videos or watching others’ videos, the app offers fun sound-bites and popular music.

In this digital age, teens are obsessed with their phones and its apps. It is not abnormal to see teens buried in their devices, whether they are texting their friends, listening to music or catching up on the latest social media posts and feeds. Teens love Instagram and Snapchat; however, if you have

Excerpt: The New Social Media Sensation-TikTok

Not only does TikTok offer this, but teens find TikTok wildly entertaining and genuinely fun. Teens can watch others lip sync to their favorite songs, invent fun and funky dance moves, view comical skits and participate in a variety of challenges. They do not have to follow anyone or search anythingTo watch. Because TikTok spools one’s feed based on their interests, they will only receive videos, memes and content that focuses on their passions and activities. According to teens, one of the best features of TikTok is the trending popular songs. Teens can sing along to to their favorite songs, artists and clips. The songs showing up on their feeds all depend on the country they are in, what is trending, and the current hit list. These songs give people the opportunity to sing along and stay current. Users can also download short sound bites from movies, celebrities and musicians, and upload them directly into their videos.

TIKTOK TERIFFIC-Why is TikTok so Popular with Teenagers? With today’s teen generation, there are a few things teens need digitally and socially- instant gratification, the chance to go viral, and the opportunity to connect with people who have the same interests.

Excerpt: The New Social Media Sensation-TikTok

You will then take a quiz on the reading.

You will finish reading the article independently and answer the accompanying questions.


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