One of the themes of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is courage. This set of activities helps students understand and explore that theme. The first activity and worksheet gives students scenarios and they must decide if the person was acting courageous or not. This will get them started thinking about what courage is. The next part is a close reading activity of the poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling. The last part is a chart where students can record courageous events from the book as they read.