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Ella Fitzgerald – Educational Lesson - SL

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As one of the greatest jazz singers who ever lived, Ella Fitzgerald is famous for her amazing performances at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Deemed the "First Lady of Song", Ella Fitzgerald enjoyed a fabulous career spanning over 50 years and continues to make her mark on jazz lovers of all ages. Students will be fascinated by Fitzgerald's rise to fame in a world where black performers experienced tough breaks and bigotry. Moreover, they won't be able to put down these interesting reading comprehension lessons and questions describing her life and work.

Three fun facts about Ella Fitzgerald:

  • Her fame began with her recording of the nursery rhyme, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket”: one million copies of the recording were sold.
  • She sang with Chick Webb’s band at the famous Savoy Theater in Harlem.
  • Marilyn Monroe got her a position at the Mocambo nightclub and sat in the front row for every one of Ella’s performances.

Harlem Roots Supplemental Lesson

People learn in many different ways. One of the best ways to ensure that every lesson is forever remembered is by purchasing the supplemental lesson for each lesson. All of the supplemental lessons will contain three different activities to help build an understanding of the topic, and help reinforce what they have learned.

  • With your supplemental lesson, you can expect to receive a vocabulary list which will feature ten words and their definitions as they are related to the text for the student to do.
  • For easy learning you will also enjoy ten fun facts that pertain to the lesson.
  • In addition to these tools, every supplemental lesson you also contain one word search puzzle.

Enjoy the videos on Ella Fitzgerald below

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