If you know about the author Kwame Alexander, then you are aware of the research and creativity that he puts into each book. This book is no exception and the jazz music's history comes alive. To help that even further, this workbook guides the students with some questions and answers as well as video links to hear and listen to the music referenced!
In twenty-five page workbook contains a word search, some matching, multiple choice with vocabulary and questions designed to key in on observation of the way in which the illustrator, Tim Bowers, adds some jazz clues! Watch for those sunglasses on chickies, and the fun way the character names are tied to historical musicians and singers.
This book is a 2.9 Accelerated Reader level with .5 points on the test. The reading level is grades 1-4. They rhyming pages help the reader's flow and tempo as he/she reads the book. The book can be read by the class together, then alone by each student as reinforcement or in small groups. Mr. Bowers illustrations are bold, colorful and engaging!
An answer key is also provided for your convenience.