Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

by Mildred D. Taylor

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, will capture your middle and intermediate students' attention. This story is about a black family who must struggle with discrimination during the Depression of the 1930s.

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Enrichment Activities
Internet Resources
Books by Mildred D. Taylor


Enrichment Activities

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Projects and Activities
  • Create a poem similar to the one in Chapter 11, make a family tree for Cassie, or find other activities to supplement the student understanding of the book.

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Synopsis and The Melting Pot Activity
  • This activity will help your students understand highlights and concepts of the book.

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Comprehension Questions
  • Check your students' comprehension of the story with these questions.

    The Struggle Against Segregation
  • Students learn some of the history of segregation in the United States by reading about the Little Rock Nine, a courageous group of students who helped advance educational opportunities for African Americans in the 1950s.

    The Logan Family
  • Have students read the award-winning sequels to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry . Let the Circle Be Unbroken and The Road to Memphis are good ways to learn more about the Logans' fight for survival.

    African – American Heroes
  • Learn about the important African – Americans who have made an impact on the United States. Students can pick a famous person to research and write about.


Internet Resources

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry: Judging the Authenticity of Historical Fiction
Grade Levels: Middle, Secondary
Students judge the historical accuracy of Mildred D. Taylor's depiction of African American life in the South during the 1930's.
http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/rollofthunder/index.html



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