Ira Gershwin - Educational Lesson - SL

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One of the greatest American lyricists of the 20th century, Ira Gershwin collaborated with younger brother George Gershwin to write dozens of classic songs, including "Embraceable You" and "I Got Rhythm".  While growing up in NYC's Yiddish School District, Ira and George's father changed their last name Gershovitz to Gershvin, which eventually became the now famous last name of Gershwin, to avoid encounters with bigotry.  Students will find inspiration with this reading comprehension lesson about Ira Gershwin and can test their critical thinking skills with the questions that follow.

Three fun facts about Ira Gershwin:

  • Ira’s father followed his mother to America out of love.
  • Ira was born Israel Gershowitz; his parents changed the family’s name to better assimilate to America.
  • Ira stopped writing songs for three years after his brother’s death.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level One

Perfect for students starting to read full paragraphs. Level one lesson contains two short reading comprehension lessons approximately sixty plus words with three questions each as well as the answer key.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level Two

An excellent choice for students with a better command of reading this lesson will contain one fact-filled reading comprehension lesson of approximately 350 words with ten questions to ensure a strong understanding of the lesson. You will also receive an answer key.

Harlem Roots Lesson: Level Three

Recommend for students that enjoy reading and want an enhanced reading experience on the topic they are studying. The reading comprehension lesson contains one fact-filled lesson of approximately 500 words with ten questions to ensure a strong understanding of the lesson. You will also receive an answer key.

Harlem Supplemental Lessons

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 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.

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