Day 5

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Reflections on the End of Roll of Thunder

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to articulate responses to the novel's conclusion

    Common Core Standards:



    This is an opportunity for students to reflect, in journal form, on their reactions to the end of the novel. Some leading questions for the reflection might include:

    • How does the ending compare with their expectations?
    • How do they feel about what's happened to T.J.?
    • How has Cassie grown up since the beginning of the book?
    • Do they feel they've learned and aged with her?

    Students should upload reflections to a document-sharing site or class blog,...

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