Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song

Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
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Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
Compare & Contrast Nonfiction Passage, Jazz Musicians Reading Activities & Song
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This compare and contrast nonfiction passage tells the history of four jazz musicians, their careers and how they contributed to jazz music history. Students will practice compare and contrast skills, finding similarities between the musicians and the unique aspects of each musician's career that made each artist important. The song for this activity is written as a reading passage that explores the careers and accomplishments of Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Herbie Hancock. The song also uses a biographical style, highlighting significant facts of each musician's life.

Students will listen to the song, read the lyrics, and find similarities and differences between the four jazz musicians. Additional reading activities include multiple-choice comprehension questions, a timeline activity, and synonyms/antonyms multiple-choice questions based on the song lyrics. More activities are listed below. The song for this activity can be accessed on YouTube or Teachers Pay Teachers for students to listen to.

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This resource includes:

- the song lyrics

- 12 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer writing activity

- 10 compare and contrast multiple-choice questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast text structure, paragraph writing activity with transitional words for student use

- 6 multiple-choice synonyms questions with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice antonyms questions with the answer key

How to use this resource:

- Students will preview the comprehension questions on pages 1 and 2 then listen to the song while following along with the lyrics on pages 3 and 4.

- Next, students will answer the comprehension questions on pages 1 and 2.

- Students will then complete the remaining activities that are outlined above.

- The answer keys are located on pages 13 - 16.

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*Music production credit: Brandon Coffer

*Photo from Wikimedia Commons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Jazz/Selected_picture/Archive

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