“Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged” by Jody Nyasha Warner. A Complete Reading Comprehension and Writing Activity: Journal Entry. With 4 pages of great bonus activities that will prove to be great fun for your students.
“Enjoy this beautifully illustrated story of bravery as Viola Desmond, a woman of color, won't give up her seat at a movie theater.” Epic.com
In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up to the balcony. She refused to budge. Viola knew she was being asked to move because she was Black. After all, she was the only black person downstairs. All the other Black people were up in the balcony. In no time at all, the police arrived and took Viola to jail. The next day she was charged and fined, but she vowed to continue her struggle against such unfair rules. She refused to accept that being black meant she couldn't sit where she wanted.
This book is an excellent book to introduce to your students.
Just print and assess for this amazing reading and Writing Activity and Assessment:
What's in this booklet?
How to use this booklet for teachers and answer sheets.
Student Reading Responses Total Marks: ______/25.
Before you read: Generate interest for the text. (2 marks)
Part A: Knowledge and Understanding (8 marks)
(8 Multiple choice questions: Assessed how well you read the story?)
Part B: Grammar and Word Development (7 marks)
(7 Multiple choice questions: Grammar usage in the story?)
Part C: Critical Thinking and Connections (8 marks)
Question #1: Identifying what makes her a hero?
Question #2: Make inference to the idea of exclusion.
Part D: Creative Writing Activity: Journal Entry
(Writing prompts to inspire great writing)
Writing a journal from the perspective of one of the characters in the book.
Great Book Bonus Activities
-Wordsearch to develop and strengthen the student's word vocabulary.
-Crossword to challenge your students with a puzzling inquiry.
-Unscrambled words, identify the numbers of syllables and identify a new synonym.
-Word Blast! Provide opportunities for the students to develop new words and their vocabulary.