When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan is based on the experiences of Marian Anderson as she performed all around the world and the United States during segregation. In 1939 Anderson was denied performing at the Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., which was supported by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The D.A.R. felt that due to segregation, it was best to only allow white performers. In response, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the D.A.R. Three years later, Marian was invited back to Constitution Hall and she continued to sing all over the world breaking racial barriers and fulfilling her dream.
The book is great for grades 2-4.
Included in the package:
- Prezi- A 3D Lesson plan that is similar to powerpoint, with a 3D effect.
-You Tube Video of Marian Anderson's famous performance at the Lincoln Memorial
- 2 Lesson Plans in word format
A. Character Analysis
B. Similes and Metaphors
Lesson Plans are Common Core aligned; includes background information, modeling, guided practice, and independent practice.
- 3 activities to extend the lesson
- Graphic Organizer for Character Analysis
- 2 Handouts for Simile and Metaphor Practice
- Comprehension Quiz with ten questions. Answer key included.
- Vocabulary Practice sheet with ten words. Students must complete the sentence using the words in the word bank.
- Graphics By www.amazingclassroom.com and Dancing Crayons