This activity should be completed after reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. In this activity, students are assigned a theme or character (or motif or symbol) from the novel. Students find three examples (quotes with context) from the book that relate to the theme or character. The activity culminates in students using the similarities in the examples they find in order to create a claim. Students can share their claims with the class and workshop them before choosing a final claim for their essay.