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When the Beat Was Born by Laban Carrick Hill
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bookshelves: childrens-lit, how-musicians-make-their-mark

Look at the cover to this book. What is the boy doing? What do you think the book When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill is going to be about? What is a DJ? DJ stands for disc jockey or someone who is in charge of the music. Who likes Hip Hop? Rap? Well let’s get started reading about DJ Kool Herc. (Read page 1-2). What do the words scat, jive or twang mean? Hip Hip Hop. Hippity Hop. What do these words remind you of? All of these words describe sounds or rhythms. Do you think this is important for a book about a DJ? Let’s read on and learn about DJ Kool Herc and how he started Hip Hop.

Opening Moves:
Prompt predictions based on the title.
Tell the meaning of a key word.
Read some of the text to engage attention.

This book can definitely relate to all students because of the Hip Hop and Rap connection. This book fits my text set theme, “How musicians make their mark” because it is about a boy who is not afraid to start a new type of music in a new place. He uses his creativity to change the way music sounds through his sound system and record player. He brings in music from another culture to America and shares it with anyone who will listen.

Pinnell, G. S., & Fountas, I. C. (2006). Engaging readers in thinking and talking about texts through interactive read aloud. Teaching for comprehending and fluency: Thinking, talking, and writing about reading, k-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Publishing.
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Reading Progress

June 9, 2016 – Started Reading
June 9, 2016 – Shelved
June 9, 2016 – Shelved as: childrens-lit
June 9, 2016 – Shelved as: how-musicians-make-their-mark
June 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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