Teacher Guide

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

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    Reading carefully and attentively, making informed inferences about the text grounded in evidence and analysis.

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    Writing creatively and analytically while exploring elements of character, imagery, and mood and making claims well-supported by evidence from the text.

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    Engaging in discussion with peers, in which they clearly articulate impressions, claims, and information learned from research.

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    Becoming well-acquainted with the historical context for Roll of Thunder, including the history of slavery and Jim Crow in the Southern United States,...

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