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1 Piano Man by Patricia Curtis Pfitsch Ray Charles

2 16 Based on the selection, what inference could you make about Ray Charles? o A. He gives up easily. o B. He wants to be rich. o C. He is open to new ideas. o D. He prefers country music. LC03: Make inferences or predictions based on the reading (Reading GLE 2.1.5) 2

3 LC02: Summarize with evidence from the reading (Reading GLE 2.1.7) *The above item has been updated in the item template (stem) document. 17 In your own words, write a summary of the selection. Include three main events from the selection in your summary. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3

4 2A 2-point response accurately summarizes the selection by including three main events from the selection. Example: Ray Charles became blind when he was 7, but this didnt ruin his dream of becoming a great musician. He learned to play the piano and won many awards for his music. 1A 1-point response partially summarizes the selection by including one or two main events from the selection. 4

5 Text-based main events may include, but are not limited to: A.Ray listened to music in Mr. Pitmans café / began paying attention to music as soon as he could walk and talk / loved music starting at age 3. B.He dreamed of making a record / playing at Carnegie Hall / having a big band of his own / meeting the president. C.In the 1930s most black people didnt have many opportunities to make their dreams come true. D.Ray and his mother were poor. E.By the time he was 7, he was nearly blind. F.His mother sent him to St. Augustine School for the Deaf and Blind to learn Braille / to learn to read / learn to write. G.He learned to play piano at St. Augustines. H.He listened to big-band music at St. Augustines. I.His mother died when he was 15 / he stopped eating, sleeping, playing music. J.Ma Beck told him to stop feeling sorry for himself. K.He began playing piano in nightclubs. L.He began experimenting with different music / wanted to sing country and western. M.His friends tried to talk him out of singing country and western. N.He made a country and western album that drew blacks and whites to concerts. O.He played in Carnegie Hall. P.Hes had a band of his own. Q.He performed for the president. R.He has won countless awards as a musician and a humanitarian. S.He has become one of the most accomplished performers of popular music. 5

6 17 In your own words, write a summary of the selection. Include three main events from the selection in your summary. (A) One day a young boy named Ray heard something that he thought was wonderful and as he walked into a café it was music he heard. (E) As he grew up Ray was blind. (I) his mother died but after a while (P) Ray got a band and (L) played all sorts of music (S) Ray became a great musician and (R) won countless awards. 2 6

7 17 In your own words, write a summary of the selection. Include three main events from the selection in your summary. First, (F) Ray went to a school to learn Braille, and (G) to learn how to play the piano. Then, (I) his mother died, so he stopped eating, sleeping, he even stopped playing music. After that, (N) he made a record of him singing, and he sung for a lot of people (Q) even the president. 2 7

8 17 In your own words, write a summary of the selection. Include three main events from the selection in your summary. (E) Ray is blind. (I) Rays Mom died. 1 8

9 17 In your own words, write a summary of the selection. Include three main events from the selection in your summary. The student response earns zero points. The response contains no text-based events. 0 9

10 18 Which sentence tells how Ray Charles mother and Ma Beck are similar? o A. They both encouraged him to be responsible for himself. o B. They both wanted him to be a country western singer. o C. They both wanted him to be taken care of by others. o D. They both encouraged him to be famous. LA06: Compare and contrast elements between and within texts (Reading GLEs 2.3.1, 2.4.6) 10

11 19 What are two problems Ray Charles faced? Describe one step he took to solve each problem. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ LA05: Demonstrate understanding of literary elements (genres; story elements such as plot, character, setting; stylistic devices) and graphic elements/illustrations (Reading GLEs 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.3) 11

12 Text-based problems include, but are not limited to: Ray was blind. People discouraged him from singing country and western music. Rays mother died. Ray suffered depression. Ray was poor / black. Text-based steps to solve the problem include, but are not limited to: A.Ray went to St Augustines School for the Deaf and Blind. B.Ray learned to read and write using Braille. C.Ray learned to play the piano. D.Ray listened to Ma Becks advice. E.Ray began playing music in a nightclub. F.Ray made a country and western album / didnt listen to his critics / played country and western music. G.Ray had concerts that both black and white people flocked to hear. 4A 4-point response contains all of the following elements: One problem One step to solve this problem A second problem One step to solve the second problem Example: He went blind at an early age but took piano lessons so that he could become a successful musician. Also, his mother died when he was 15, but he listened to Ma Becks advice not to feel sorry for himself A 3-point response contains three of the elements listed above. A 2-point response contains two of the elements listed above. A 1-point response contains one of the elements listed above. 12

13 19 What are two problems Ray Charles faced? Describe one step he took to solve each problem. 4 One of them was (Problem) he was blind. He was not put down by this obstacle, but over come it by (A) going to a school for def and blind people. Another (Problem) Ray had was people didnt know if he should sing countary, his favorite kind of music. But he showed them when (F) he put out his album Modern Sounds in Country and Western and (G) even had a concert. 13

14 19 What are two problems Ray Charles faced? Describe one step he took to solve each problem. 3 (Problem) Ray was black and (Problem) he was blind. (A) he went to a blind people school. 14

15 19 What are two problems Ray Charles faced? Describe one step he took to solve each problem. 2 (Problem) Ray Charles faced his mother dieing (Problem) He also faced a problem that his friends wanted him not to sing country songs. 15

16 19 What are two problems Ray Charles faced? Describe one step he took to solve each problem. 0 The student response earns zero points. The response contains no text-based details. 16

17 20 Which sentence from the selection is an opinion? o A. Hes played in Carnegie Hall. o B. When he was fifteen his mother died. o C. So, he often found himself listening to the big-band music of artists like Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. o D. All those dreams must have seemed as impossible as jumping over the moon. LT08: Analyze authors purpose and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (includes fact/opinion, authors point of view, tone, and use of persuasive devices) (Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4) 17

18 21 Which sentence best describes Ma Becks response to Ray in the selection? o A. She wanted him to keep following his dreams. o B. She wanted him to give up his musical dream. o C. She wanted him to try singing country songs. o D. She wanted him to play piano at nightclubs. LA07: Make connections (cause and effect) within a text (Reading GLE 2.3.1) 18


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