Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor, tells the story of how Cassie Logan and her family fight against the racism of their neighbors. The novel climaxes in a harrowing scene where the Logans set their own field on fire to prevent an attack from the racist "night riders." It is a psychologically realistic, historically accurate picture of African American family life in rural Mississippi. It is also an excellent initiation novel about a young girl growing up to learn about the values and dangers of her Depression-era world. This book should be read after the short novel, Song of the Trees. As a sequel to Roll of Thunder, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, continues the story of this African-American family.
In my study guide, there is an emphasis on the book's vocabulary. There are vocabulary pages for each chapter, pages where the student uses context to determine meaning, in addition to both modified and on-grade level vocabulary lists. Concerning comprehension, there are questions for each chapter involving drawing conclusions, sequencing, finding cause and effect, making inferences, and remembering details. Writing assignments and a final assessment are also included. Please rate this resource and visit my store. Thanks.
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