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    Literature Circle Guide: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Literature Circle Guide: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    by Rebecca DeAngelis Callan

    This one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles, based on Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, shows teachers how to organize small discussion groups that work! Includes stimulating questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author’s craft, and respond meaningfully to the text—all of which meet state and national language arts standards.

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    Scholastic Book Guides: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Teaching with trade books is effective and manageable with Scholastic Book Guides—each guide has everything teachers need to build important skills for successful instruction in reading. Guides include:
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    • Discussion questions to deepen understanding, and build and check comprehension
    • Reproducible graphic organizers and writing activities to extend the meaning of the text
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Author: Mildred D. Taylor

Interest Level:
5-9

Lexile Framework:
920L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.7

Guided Reading Level:
W

Age:
10-14

Genre:
Historical Fiction, Classics

Subject:
African American, Pride and Self-Esteem, Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, African American History, Determination and Perseverance, Family Life

About This Book

The land is all-important to the Logan family. But it takes awhile for Cassie and her three brothers to understand just how lucky they are to have it. They must learn the hard way that having a place they can call their own in rural Mississippi permits the Logans the luxuries of pride and courage that their poor black sharecropper neighbors can't afford.

Having land gives the Logan children an emotional foundation as they begin to notice the difference between how white children and black children are treated in the Jim Crow South of the Great Depression. Like how textbooks are only issued to black children — labeled "nigra" in the book's inside cover — after they've been thoroughly used by white children. And it takes injustices such as these, and a turbulent year of intense racial prejudice, of night riders and burnings, to show Cassie just how important owning their own land is.

Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal and nominated for the National Book Award, the story of Cassie Logan, an independent girl growing up relatively protected in a loving family, is culled from author Mildred Taylor's own family's life. It not only stands as an important addition to the cumulative record of the African-American experience, but crafted with astonishing verisimilitude, it stands as an important contribution to young adult literature as well.


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