Ray Charles

Introduce young learners to the read-aloud process with a short biographical passage about Ray Charles. After listening to the passage, class members respond to factual, inferential, and evaluative questions, and then create a timeline of important events in Charles' life.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • To illustrate how other senses can become more acute, ask class members to close their eyes, listen for three minutes, and then share sounds they heard during that time
  • Share a Braille text with the class for them to examine
  • If time permits show a short video of a Ray Charles performance
Classroom Considerations
  • The step-by-step plan models for young readers various reading processes
  • The 10-page packet includes literal, inferential, and evaluative comprehension questions based on the reading
  • An answer key is also included

Common Core