Audrey Faye Hendricks was brave confident and bold. the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement belongs to her.
She didn’t think it was right that she couldn’t sit at the counter to eat ice cream, sit at the front of the bus, ride the nice elevator at the department store with the white folks., or have brand new books to read.
Audrey was the youngest known child to be arrested during one of the civil rights protests in Birmingham, Alabama. Audrey volunteered immediately when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked children to march. She was arrested and spent one dreadful week in juvenile hall. Others, mostly teens in high school, joined her over the week until the cells were totally full. Two months after her experience, Birmingham discarded its segregation laws.
About This Book
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
by Cynthia Levinson (Author) and Vanessa Brantley Newton (Illustrator)
Age Range: 5 - 10 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 5
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 17, 2017)
Summary: In May 1963, three thousand children were arrested for civil rights protests in Birmingham, Alabama. One of those children was nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks. This is her story.
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School Library Journal (11/01/16)
Common Core Standards:
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 2.10
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 3.10
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.10
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These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion. Pairs or groups of students can also complete more complex activities.
Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.
This product contains the following activities:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have kids draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Linking Vocabulary Words
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Word shapes with answer key
Choose correct spelling of a word from four choices with correct spelling with answer key
Words with missing letters with answer key
Scrambled words with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
7 Vocabulary Words with answer key
Marking the text with answer key
Cause and effect with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading punctuation with answer key
Author and Illustrator
What makes an activist
Sequencing seven events with sequencing page and answer key
Title page activity with answer key
Write the answers to these questions
Scrambled sentences with worksheet for rewriting
Back matter in a book with answer key
Picture search (2 pages)
About Audrey Hendricks
Book interview with a friend
A-B-C Book Find
Three most important events
Draw a comic strip to summarize the book
Describe an event
Design and write a postcard from Alabama
Write a diamante poem about Audrey