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Play, Louis, Play

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Play, Louis, Play by Muriel Harris Weinstein is the biography of Louis Armstrong told from the point of view his horn. Illustrated by Frank Morrison.  It will enrich and extend your reading of this entertaining and enlightening biography of this great jazz musician. It is perfect for individual, paired, group, or whole class study.

The Activity Guide Contains:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Map Study
  • Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Character Studies
  • Early Years Crossword Puzzle
  • Comprehension Check Ups for Each Chapter
  • Musical Math
  • There's More to the Story Discussion Guide/Game
  • Life Lessons
  • Research Jazz Music
  • The Challenges, The Lessons, and the Application
  • Louis Armstrong's Song
  • Make a Musical Instrument
  • Similes from the Story
  • Cause and Effect
  • Louis's Timeline
  • Glossary Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Musical Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
  • Writing My Biography
  • Writing Prompts
  • Answer Keys
  • Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!


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