Realistic (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 920
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry chronicles one year in the lives of the Logan family as they struggle to keep their land in depression-era Mississippi despite overt racism and violence against African-Americans. Cassie has grown up secure in her family's love and the ownership of their land. However, an attack on a local African-American family upsets Cassie's familiar world. Cassie gets caught up in a cycle of violence and revenge. She must face the reality of her time, and learn how to survive with the support of family and friends.
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
By Mildred D. Taylor
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge when reading the text
Analyze characters in the text
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and understand the use of adverbs
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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