Day 1

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Journal Entries

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to better understand the novel's characters

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3


    Students should begin by picking one of the following characters:

    • Stacey
    • Little Man
    • Christopher-John
    • T.J.
    • Mama
    • Miss Crocker
    • Mary-Lou Wellever

    They should then write a journal entry chronicling the first day of school from the point of the view of the characters they've chosen. Their journal entries can include the events that Cassie narrates in Chapter 1 as well as other details they might imagine about the day such as...

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