Ella Fitzgerald Biography Mini-Unit

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Before there was Beyonce, before there was Madonna, before there was Cher, there was Ella. Introduce Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Jazz, with a reading comprehension exercise that presents a brief biography of her life and then asks readers to respond to questions about the passage.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Play the audio of Duke Ellington's orchestra accompanying Ella singing "Take The A Train" to introduce class members to her scat-style singing
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires multiple copies of the five-page reading passage, the three-page worksheet, and one-page puzzle
  • The 16-page packet includes a crossword puzzle, lyrics from "Take the A Train," and an answer key
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