|Writing Circle Teasers|
Students took a field trip to First Stage on Friday to watch a performance of To the Promised Land. In the play, Ruth, an African-American girl living in Milwaukee during the civil rights movement, finds herself inspired to continue going to school while reading the story of Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel. The play dovetailed perfectly with the literature student's completion of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, as students heard about racial inequality and the escape from Southern sharecropping.
While literature students began studying Greek mythology on Tuesday, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry will be officially completed when book projects are presented next week. I am excited to see how the kids will demonstrate their understanding of the themes of the novel. Conferring with them certainly revealed a wide range of creative and unique choices. Newscasts, sculptures, paintings, photo collages, skits, movies, and songs are just a few of the projects I can expect to see!