Friday, December 9, 2011

December 5 - December 9

In addition to reading all the way to page 101 this week in their Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry books, the students spent a fair amount of time critically thinking about the historical context of the novel.  To begin, they listened to and discussed Toni Morrison's picture book, Remember - A Journey to School Integration.  It is a powerful story about the implications of 'separate but equal' and the resistance to complying with Brown v. Board of Education.  Additionally, students viewed A Girl Like Me by Kiri Davis.  In this short film shot in 2006, Davis, a high school senior, recreates the Dr. Kenneth Clark doll study with astonishing results.

Next week, we will discuss Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry to page 150, work on our personal spelling lists, and go grocery shopping for our Hope House families.  Library book talks will take place on Friday.  It's shaping up to be an exciting five days!

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