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Growing Reader

A Printable Educator’s Guide to
Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout

by the Brightly Editors

A collection of McKissack’s favorite childhood games, songs, poems, and stories, Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout details the historical — and sometimes hidden — meanings in everything from “Miss Mary Mack” to the backstory of “Amazing Grace,” all through the lens of African American culture and history.

This free Educator’s Guide is filled with discussion questions, activities, and resources that help bring history to life while inviting students from all cultures to see similarities among their traditions and bring in songs, rhymes, and games from their own lives. Click the Download button below to preview and print the Educator’s Guide!

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Educator's Guide to Let's Clap, Jump, and Shout!

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