Reading A-Z resources organized into weekly content-based units and differentiated instruction options.
Informational (nonfiction), 2,268 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 970L
Winner of the National Medal of Arts and 13 Grammy Awards. Sold over 40 million records. Named the “First Lady of Song.” These are just some of the accomplishments of music legend Ella Fitzgerald. Although life for this top female vocalist was not without its struggles, Ella showed the world that people can overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. Photographs support the text.
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Understand the use of the dash
Define and use content vocabulary
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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