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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Students can use technology to research the many historical references in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Technology can also be used as a medium for student responses and journal entries in the form of blog posts or discussion boards. Throughout the study of the novel, students with disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, and text-to-speech software for reading assignments.

Writing activities on Days 1, 2, 4, and 5 utilize document-sharing sites or class blogs to give students a chance to engage with each other's work.

Day 1's activity "Logan Family History" will use extensive internet research.

On Day 3, the activity "Boycott!" uses film...

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