Day 4

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Jeremy's Journal

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to think more extensively about one of the novel's characters

    Common Core Standards:

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


    Students should begin by choosing an incident in Roll of Thunder that features Jeremy Simms, and write a narration of the event from Jeremy's point of view in the style of a journal entry. In crafting their narratives, they can think not only about the incident itself, but what might have been happening in Jeremy's life before and after. They can also use this excercise as an opportunity to address questions that they may still exist...

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