October 9, 2017 to October 11, 2017
Oct 9th, 2017 by admin

Warriors Don’t Cry Vocabulary List 2/ Click here for handout WDC Vocabulary List 2

Words on Quizlet:   https://quizlet.com/_3ubzr7

QUIZ= Friday, 10/20

Tuesday (10/10)

  1. Opening
  • On  page 12 of  your Collage Book make a T-chart.  Label the left side WELCOMING and label the right side HOSTILE.
  • Find passages in Chapters 8+9 when students + adults welcome the integrating studnets to Central High and passages when some people are aggressively unwelcoming.  Include the page numbers.

2. Reading

  • WDC chapter 9

DUE: Wednesdy (10/11)

Monday (10/9)

  1.  Opening
  • On page 10 of  your Collage Book write about a worst day at school; it may be fact, fiction, or a combo.

2.  Reading Review

  • WDC Chapter 7 class read around
  • WDC Chapter 4 Q + A; turned in
  • WDC Chapter 5 During Reading Guide; turned in

3.  Reading

  • WDC Chapter 8 in-class Readers’ Theatre

Homework: DUE: Tuesday, 10/10

  • Complete reading of Chapter 8
  • RR# 3 : How do the adults – – – principal, vice principal, teachers, office staff, drivers – – – respond to the arrival of the Black students?  How does (do you think) this affects Melba’s feelings about attending Central High School?
October 2, 2017 to October 6, 2017
Oct 2nd, 2017 by admin

Warriors Don’t Cry (WDC) Vocabulary List 1 :  For handout click here:  Warriors Voc list 1

Click here for Quizlet:


Friday, 10/6= Vocabulary Quiz

Thursday (10/5)

  1.  Opening

2. Responding to reading

  • Chapter 4 Q + A done in groups/ Click here for a copy:WDC ch4
  • Chapter 5 Pre-read predictions/ Click her for a copy: WDC Chapters 5 +

Homework:  Read WDC chapter 5 and complete During Reading column of  sheet posted above

DUE:  Friday, 10/6



Wednesday (10/4)

  1.  Opening

2.  Reading: Prose +Poetry

  • Read Warriors Don’t Cry pages 34 -37 to create context for poem
  • Read poem “Soul Make a Path through Shouting”; click here for a copy Soul Make a Path Through Shouting
  • Read poem + sketch images in the margins
  • Staple poem to page 7 of CollageBooks

3.  Reading: Informational Text

  • Read article “NAACP Symbolically Buries the n-word”; click here for a copy WDC word usage article
  • Mini-funeral:  using sharpies blackout n-word in poem “Soul Mage a Path  through Shouting”

Homework:  Read WDC chapter 4

Due: tomorrow, Thursday, 10/5

Tuesday (10/3)

  1.  Opening:

2. Reading

  • WDC Chapter 2 pop quiz
  • Pre-read  Chapter 3 Read Around
  • Read WDC Chapter 3

3. Respond to reading

  • Glue prompt into Collage Book :  Compose a diary entry from Melba’s perspective as she prepares for her first day to Central High School.  What is she exited about?  What does she fear?
  • Write this using the greeting Dear Diary and using first person pronouns.
  • Due tomorrow, Wednesday, 10/4

Monday (10/2)

  1. Opening :
  • On page 4 of your Collage Book, respond the prompt below:
  • On page 7, Melba writes about sensing her parents’ unspoken rule and fear about crossing some invisible line.  She over hears many discussions about “how to cross the line, when to cross the line, and who can cross that invisible line without getting hurt.
  • What are some invisible lines that exist in your life?  Do you ever cross them?  When do you cross lines?  Who can cross that invisible lines?

2.  Reading Informational Text

  • Click here for a copy:Brown v. the Board of Education
  • Highlight the CLAIM (main idea) in all seven sections using a YELLOW highlighter. Do NOT highlight complete sentences.
  • Highlight supporting details in a color of your choice.
  • Store this document on page 5 of your collage book.


3. Reading

  • Warriors Don’t Cry chapter 2

4. Homework : Read WDC chapter 2

  • Due tomorrow Tuesday, 10/3


September 25, 2017 to September 29, 2017
Sep 25th, 2017 by admin

Warriors Don’t Cry (WDC) Vocabulary List 1 :  For handout click here:  Warriors Voc list 1

Click here for Quizlet:


Quiz= Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday (9/28)


  • Using context clues, prior knowledge, and common base/root words, infer meaning of words.(See link above to handout above.)
  • In groups of 4 discuss inferred meanings.
  • As a whole class, discuss words’ meanings.

Pre-  Reading:

  • Complete sorting and labeling Warriors Don’t Cry sentence strips (this activity began on Monday).

MAPS Testing Tuesday, 9/26

  1. get a good night’s rest
  2. eat high protein breakfast

Monday (9/25)

  1. Journal Entry:  i.  What does being brave mean to you?  ii. Write about a time you exhibited bravery.  iii. Write about a time you did NOT act bravely.

2.  Reading and Responding:  Article “The real Meaning of Bravery”;  Click here for copy real meaning of brave

Respond article by selecting one prompt: i.  make a personal connection, ii. something you feel/think about differently now iii.  something

ii. something you feel/think about differently now iii.

iii.  something  you learned

iv. question(s) you have

3.  Pre-reading:  In groups cut, sort, and label sentence strips from Warriors Don’t Cry into categories relating to fear and bravery.

Other:  Parent letter sent home; click here for copy: WDC Parent letter and WDC Chapter 2 Summary

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