Lesson Plan

The Beginning of the Storm

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Introduce readers to Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with a lesson that sets the context for the novel. Class members research the bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression and identify examples in the story of how families cope with the discrimination.

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  • Ask volunteers to adopt the voice of a character for the read alouds
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