Famous African Americans: Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was one of the most prominent and exciting jazz musicians of the 20th century. After reading a brief passage on the famous composer, readers answer 10 reading response questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Give as homework or classwork during Black History Month, or in a study of famous jazz composers
  • Encourage individuals to highlight their answers within the text to demonstrate understandinf of the answers they chose
Classroom Considerations

  • Passage is a Lexile® 740 reading level
Pros

  • Passage is designed to meet specific Common Core standards
  • Comes with an answer key, vocabulary sheet, and terms definitions
Cons

  • None