Jazz Fly 2
The Jungle Pachanga
"Jazz Fly 2" written by Matthew Gollub and illustrated by Karen Hanke was published in 2010 by Tortuga Press.
"Jazz Fly 2" is an International Book Awards Winner.
This picture book has a unique style that combines English, Spanish, and Jazz Scat. It is full of bright colors and images of jungle animals.
Procedures for implementing the read aloud and vocabulary presentation
1. Does anyone speak Spanish?
2. Does anyone know what jazz is?
3. What kinds of animals do you see?
4. Have you heard of any of those instruments?
5. Why would it be good to know more than one language?
Hola - Hello
Adios - Good-bye
Pachanga - dance party
One strength of the lesson was that the students really enjoyed the jazz sounds so they were paying attention.
Next time, I would have sounds prepared for the different instruments that were featured in the story.
Implementing multicultural children's literature that is culturally and linguistically diverse relative to my elementary students has helped me understand the need for new cultural information in student's lives. They should know that there are other cultures in the world. It has also shown me that students will react differently to the material.