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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Jazz Up Writing Workshop: Writing Biographies of African American Jazz Musicians
|Grades||2 – 3|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Twenty 20- to 45-minute sessions|
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create a personalized biography for their reading buddy, and each child is the author, illustrator, and editor.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 3
Students explore the effects of music on a story by reading a story, novel, or play, viewing the musical version, and comparing the two. Students can then select a text read in class and create a musical adaptation.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 6
Students think about the sound in a movie they have seen multiple times. Then students predict what sounds they expect to hear in a short scene from a film with the sound turned down.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Through Voki, a Web 2.0 tool, students create customizable avatars for class presentations for various purposes, such as presenting biographical information, expressing an opinion, or reading a poem.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Share your musical heritage with kids this summer and get inspired by four stories about family, jazz, and the relationships that last a lifetime.