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Literature Unit - Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Kim A. Howe, M.S.
Who knew that just walking to school could be a terrible experience? The Wallace children are tormented and disrespected by many in the community just because they are black Americans. Follow the struggles of this farming family in Mississippi during the 1930s. No matter how hard the family works or how independent they try to be, they are constantly facing discriminatory practices and having to make tough choices about how to respond to injustice. Examine the need for a Civil Rights Movement in order to make America a land of opportunity for all people. Explore a variety of strategies for expanding sentences to make them more informative and engaging. Improve writing through a book report focused on sentence structure, voice, and word choice.