Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Reader Response: Ch. 7-8

IMG_20140129_131033_376by Paris W.

Chapters 7 and 8 are about sacrifice. First it is because Stacy gets teased and gives his coat to TJ and Mama asks for it. Uncle Hammer gets upset and talks to Stacy. Then Papa comes home and Cassie finds him talking to Big Ma, Hammer, and Mama about using their land as credit.

Also Cassie acts like a slave to Lillian Jean and carries her books and lets her talk (gossip). And one day Cassie says she has a “surprise” for Lilian Jean. She takes her into the woods and throws her books on the ground, stomps on them. Lillian Jean gets mad and hits Cassie on the face. Cassie fights Lillian Jean and makes her promise that she won’t tell or she will tell everyone all the secrets she told. TJ told the Wallaces Mrs. Logan was a bad teacher and got her fired. The kids aren’t friends with TJ anymore.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Reader Response 2: Chapters 5-6

by Dasha S.

Chapter 5 was kind of a wide awakening for me. I don’t think I would’ve been able to stand up for myself like Cassie did. It’s kind of sad that a 9 year old can stand up for herself, but I can’t. I think I would’ve felt exactly the same if those events happened to me. I felt kind of bad because Big Ma and the children had to go to the back only because of their skin color. :(

Chapter 6 was very interesting. I thought it was cool that Uncle Hammer felt bad for Cassie, but I agree he could’ve gotten killed. I was so happy when Stacey got the new coat. When they went to church, though, I felt bad for Stacey because TJ was teasing him. When they were crossing the bridge, I wanted to laugh because the Wallace’s let them pass. Chapter 5-6 were very interesting.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Reader Response 1: Chapters 5-6

by Sophia P.

Wow, chapters five and six are just exploding with action and drama! First, in chapter five it was interesting that Big Ma agreed to let chatterbox TJ join the party going to Strawberry. The group consisting of Big Ma, Cassie, Stacey, and TJ were on their way to Strawberry so they could sell land buy different things. Everything was fine until Big Ma left for business and TJ led Cassie and Stacey to buy what they needed at Mr. Barnett’s mercantile. When they went to buy what they needed Mr. Barnett kept waiting on others and ignoring them, but Cassie put up a “fight” with words.

Later Cassie bumped into Lillian Jean Simms and got into an argument with her. I would have apologized in a good way if it was my fault, but Cassie just started walking and said “I’m sorry.” I think that is why Lillian Jean didn’t accept the apology and wanted Cassie to get in the road. But I am pleased with how bravely Cassie acted and didn’t give up until Mr. Simms pushed her down. The day in Strawberry was not a good day for Cassie.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Reader Response: Chapters 3-4

Isaac K.by Issac K.

In chapter three, I thought it was funny when the bus crashed in the washout! It seemed like what goes around comes around when the white students had to walk home. I feel this way sometimes when the kids get in trouble who never do but deserve it.

Chapter four seemed very similar to me, just sitting with my mom talking about family history. It is interesting to learn where we came from because I think it gives insight on what’s ahead.

Discussion Question 2

In chapter 8, Cassie exacts revenge on Lillian Jean for her wrong actions. Is this justified? Is it okay to do mean things to someone if you feel like you have been mistreated?

A good blog post will:

~ Answer the question addressed.

~ Be thorough yet concise.

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Discussion Question 1

In chapter 8, Papa tells Cassie, “There are things you can’t back down on, things you gotta take a stand on. But it’s up to you to decide what them things are.” What things are worth taking a stand on, and what things aren’t worth it? How can we tell the difference between the two? Use examples from your life, examples from the novel, quotes, or the Bible to support your answer.

A good blog post will:

~ Answer the question addressed.

~ Be thorough yet concise.

~ Use examples, details, evidence, etc. to support the answer.

~ Use standard English conventions (this isn’t a text or an Instagram post; this is a school assignment)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Reader Response ch. 1-2

Macyby Macy L.

In the first chapter, it explains a little bit about what life was like for a colored family in this time. The book starts off talking about how Little man was walking too slow, meaning that they had to walk to school. This first chapter sets up the life of the Logan children and give you only the basics. In chapter two is when it explains more about them and how hard life is.

Honestly I didn’t think that I would like this book in the beginning, but just like every other movie, book, tv show, etc…you get to know the characters and you begin to like it and become more interested. Chapter one was informative to me, I didn’t know most of those things actually happened. I really enjoyed learning about this even though it’s very sad how the Logans were treated. Chapter two was more exciting because the children are told not to do some things, so it makes you wonder if they are going to listen.

Class November 11-15

by Sophia P.

On Monday our school celebrated Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day is a day people are supposed to honor and thank all veterans who served or didn’t survive the wars. Those people had to make some very tough decisions–either life or death. To stay with their families or to go fight for America’s freedom, for peace. Of everything they went through, the least we can do is honor them on Veteran’s Day. There is no “most” we can do though.

Throughout this week, language class has been fairly interesting. Our class has been learning about complements. A complement is a word or word group that completes the meaning of a verb. Complements are separated into different categories: predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives. The difference between them is quite obvious. Predicate nominatives are nouns while predicate adjectives are adjectives. Since we have a great teacher who teaches well now we have a good understanding of how to identify complements in a sentence!

What We Did This Week

We learned two main things in Language class this week. Well, over the first nine weeks, we learned about parts of speech. Ms. Bair taught us lots of things about them and we filled out a packet over the parts of speech! We studied the packet and on Monday the fourteenth we took a test over all that we learned. That was a big test that we had prepared for and took this week.

Another thing that we did this week was learn about how advertisements try to persuade you to buy their products. We looked at the different types of persuasion they use. One thing we did was look at an ad from a magazine and determine what type of persuasion they used. Also we got to do something fun to help us learn. We got to watch commercials over what we learned and determine what types of persuasion they were using. Now, whenever I’m watching TV I can pick out which types of persuasion they used, and it helps me know why people like commercials. Ms. Bair did a great job of teaching us the types of persuasion, and we learned a lot this week like usual.

September 9-13

by Hannah

By Hannah

This week we did a lot of things in class. We talked about the plot diagram and all the different parts that make it up.We also talked about characterization and the different parts of it.  The other thing we talked about was types of point of view in a story. For example, third person omniscient is where a person outside the story knows the thoughts and actions of all the characters in the story.

By Hannah

By Hannah

The one story we read was “The Last Dog.” It is a good story. Its setting is some time in the future. There are no rivers, no trees, no grass, and no moms, but then one kid goes out to find it all. He also finds the last dog. That’s what we’ve learned so far this week.

By: Isaac

By Hannah

By Hannah