This Week in LA: May 15-19

We continue reading our new novel this week – Warriors Don’t Cry. This non-fiction memoir demonstrates the struggles the narrator overcame as one of the first African-American students to integrate a formerly all-White high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. We’ll define Jim Crow laws and begin to identify what motivated these students to take such a (at the time) controversial step.

Lesson #1:  Write Jim Crow definition essay in Reading Response Booklet. Read Chapter 3. No vocab this week, as it’s a testing week.

Lesson #2: Begin character analysis; read Chapter 4.

Lesson #3:  Write Chpt 4 Reading Response. Analyze historical footage of the Little Rock 9’s first attempt to attend school.

Reminder:  Wednesday you will be taking the Smarter Balance Language Arts performance task. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep and bring snacks!