Differentiated Lessons for Teaching “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor
Informational texts and literature to accompany Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Set in Mississippi during the Depression, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry follows Cassie Logan, a 9-year-old African American girl, and her family as they struggle against discrimination and violence. Through a year in the life of this family, Taylor illustrates the need for independence, the power of familial love, and the devastating effects of racism. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry won the Newbery Medal in 1977.
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Additional Reading Practice
Differentiated Applied Writing Lessons for Grades 4-12
- Family History: How do family history and traditions contribute to your identity?
- Family and Influence: How do our families help shape the people we become?
- Perseverance: How do we overcome challenges in our country, our communities, and our lives?
- Voting Rights Act: What strategies were most effective in the struggle to pass the Voting Rights Act?
Direct Instruction on Key Skills & Concepts