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TEACHER'S GUIDE FOR:

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

By Katheryn Russell-Brown
Illustrations by Frank Morrison

Teacher’s Guide Features: 

  • Summary and background information
  • Prereading focus questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Discussion questions
  • Ideas for literature circles
  • Ideas for reader’s response and writing activities
  • Strategies for ESL/ELL
  • Interdisciplinary activities and connections

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About This Title

Guided Reading:

Q

Lexile:

AD780L

Interest Level:

Grades 1 - 5

Reading Level:

Grades 3 - 4

Themes

African/African American Interest, Biography/Memoir, Breaking Gender Barriers, Civil Rights Movement, Discrimination, Dreams & Aspirations, History, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Music, Nonfiction, Overcoming Obstacles, Persistence/Grit, California, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Courage, Education, Informational Text, Jazz, Mothers, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Pride, United States History, Women's History

Collections

Women's History Highlights Collection, Biography and Memoir Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, Bestsellers and Favorites Collection, Black History Collection, Grades 3-6, Women's History Collection, Nonfiction Grades 3-6, Jazz Collection, 25 Years Anniversary Collection, California Book Collection , African American English Collection Grades 3-6, African American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Diversity Starter Pack PreK-2, Persistence and Determination Collection, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades 3-5, #OwnVoices Collection, Coretta Scott King Award Collection, Black History Month Bestselling Books Collection, Women's Text Set Collection Grades PreK-8, Women's Text Set Collection PreK-2

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