Celebrity Readers Famous Female Musicians
Most everyone enjoys reading about celebrities. The short, high-interest, and easy-to-read biographies in this book are sure to capture students’ attention. Each story is accompanied by an activity page that tests comprehension, enriches vocabulary, and enhances following-directions skills. Activity pages include questions, word/definition matching, crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, and more. A related research project for each story may require the use of a dictionary, almanac, encyclopedia, or an atlas. An answer key is provided.
This book is part of the series that includes:
•REM0472 Famous Actors
•REM0473 Famous Actresses
•REM0474 Famous Male Musicians
•REM0475 Famous Female Musicians
•REM0476 Famous Male Sports Stars
•REM0477 Famous Female Sports Stars
Interest level for these books is grades 3-12. Reading level is grades 3-4.
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
“We finally got on the front row of an awards show,” said Natalie Maines. The show was the 2000 Country Music Awards. It was the first time the Dixie Chicks were given front row seats. They were surprised.
Their music is a patchwork quilt of sounds. It ranges from good ol’ honky tonk harmony to high-energy pop/rock. Natalie Maines, Martie Seidel, and Emily Robison make up the Chicks. Martie and Emily are sisters. Martie has been playing the fiddle since age five. Emily excels at the Dobro, banjo, and guitar. Maines is the lead singer. These girls are not snobs. They thrill their audiences with their music. They take the show into the crowd. Sometimes the Chicks even climb to the “cheap seats.” They know how to get a crowd singing and dancing. They love what they’re doing, and their fans feel it. “Our fans are our most prized possession,” said Natalie.
They had come a long way from playing for tips on a street corner in Dallas. The Dixie Chicks took top awards three years in a row. In 2000, their album Fly won Grammys and country music awards. They hit the road with a tour lasting five months.
The Chicks took time out from their tour for two weddings. In June, Natalie and Adrian Pasdar were married in Las Vegas. Their wedding took place in A Little White Wedding Chapel. A short time later, Emily married Charlie Robison. Natalie and Martie sang Cowboy Take Me Away.
DIXIE CHICKS Crossword Puzzle
- The Chicks’ music ranges from _ to pop/rock.
- Emily excels at the _.
- _ won Grammys and country music awards.
- The Chicks took time out for two _.
- The _ Chicks took top awards three years in a row.
- Emily plays the _ and guitar.
- They take the show into the _.
- Natalie and Martie sang _ Take Me Away.
- The show was the 2000 _ Music Awards.
- Martie has been playing the _ since age five.
- These girls are not _.
- It was the first time the Dixie _ were given front row seats.
Research: Use a dictionary. Find acoustic. What is the main difference between an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar?
Table of Contents
DIXIE CHICKS – 1
MADONNA – 3
BRANDY – 5
BRITNEY SPEARS – 7
SARAH McLACHLAN – 9
MARIAH CAREY – 11
FAITH HILL – 13
CHRISTINA AGUILERA – 15
JEWEL – 17
GLORIA ESTEFAN – 19
JANET JACKSON – 21
SHERYL CROW – 23
LAURYN HILL – 25
LEANN RIMES – 27