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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Related non-fiction texts

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5

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In this lesson, students will read a non-fiction article on sharecropping. Through a series of text-dependent questions, students will develop a deeper understanding of the structures of sharecropping as well as a more nuanced understanding of both the benefits and drawbacks of the system, particularly as they pertain to for former slaves and their families.
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