This Reading and Writing Activity Pack contains lesson plans and activities for use with Mississippi Morning, a picture book by Ruth Vander Zee and Keep the Night Watch, a book of poems by Hope Anita Smith.
Mississippi Morning is a story set in the 1930s in Mississippi and describes a young boy's change of opinion when he learns about the mistreatment of blacks and the Ku Klux Klan.
Keep the Night Watch is a book of poems that chronicle a young boy's feelings towards his father.
Students will summarize, find text evidence to support character education, compare and contrast a story with poetry, and look at author's purpose.
A companion worksheet of comprehension for Mississippi Morning is also included.
These activities are a perfect companion to:
Black History Month,
Post CIvil War Unit,
Test prep where students will need to read two different types of pieces, analyze and compare/contrast through writing.
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Documents support CCSS standards for Literacy (Determining Theme, Compare/Contrast, Cite textual evidemce, Summary)