The Color of Water: Family History Assignment

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To conclude their study of James McBride's The Color of Water, class members create their own memoir, focusing on a family member who help shape their life.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have writers make two copies of their project; one for the classroom library and one to share with the family
Classroom Considerations
  • No accommodations are suggested for class members with non-traditional families
  • The seventh in a series of seven resources designed for The Color of Water
  • The assignment sheet provides a context for the project, identifies the audience to be addressed, and due dates for the various aspects of the writing
  • A grading rubric is included
  • No provisions are made for kids who do not have access to family members or who are from non-traditional families