"Rhythm Ride: A road trip through the motown sound"by Andrea Davis Pinkney November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"Honey, you're about to see how Berry's company put pride on the flip side of prejudice, and came to be called the Sound of Young America." (p.2)

Based upon the context clues , the word "prejudice" means an unfavorable opinion formed beforehand.

"This music's urban doo-wop spread its harmonies into the city streets, inviting neighbors to throw open their windows to let the doo-wops and croons fly into their living rooms." (p.13)

Based upon the context clues, the word "croons" means to hum or sing in a soft voice.

"Man, it was drudgery." (p.16)

Based upon the context clues, the word "drudgery" means tiresome or menial work.

"They say conviction is the first step to greatness." (p.20)

Based upon the context clues, the word "conviction" means a fixed or firm belief.

"Composers would fight about F-flats and whose falsetto was better." (p.31)

Based upon the context clues, the word "falsetto" means an unnaturally high-pitched voice usually in a man.

"Soon Berry's vision of creating a record company structured like a car factory that mass-produced its products was coming to fruition." (p.33)

Based upon the context clues, the word "fruition" means enjoyment, as something attained or realized.

"He defined the art of singing pantomime." (p.57)

Based upon the context clues, the word "pantomime" means the art or technique of conveying emotion.

"The song's premise is that in any city, anywhere, dancing and partying in the hot summer streets is fun." (p.64)

Based upon the context clues, the word "premise" means a base of an argument or theory.

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