This is an excellent book and guide if you are teaching the Jim Crow laws of the South and the Great Depression. It's a meaningful little story told from 5 year old Pearl’s point of view. She and her brother are living in Florida with her parents and grandmother. Through her eyes, we get a sense of what it was like to be a little African American girl growing up in the south in the 1930’s. Though the children see much ugliness and worry in their lives, they also have their grandmother’s love and strength to help them.
The study guide has questions that require short answers, extended responses, T and F, multiple choice, and fact and opinion responses. Drawing conclusions, making inferences, determining cause and effect, and remembering details are skills which are emphasized. The students will have the opportunity to write a personal narrative and complete a small packet on Fact and Opinion. There are questions for each chapter. Please rate this resource. Thank you. Ellen Gabor
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