English & Black History: Role Playing "Roll of Thunder"
Grades 6-8 / ELA / History / Characters
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative
discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled)
with diverse partners on grade 8 topics,
texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and
expressing their own clearly.
a. Come to discussions prepared, having read
or researched material under study; explicitly
draw on that preparation by referring to
evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe
and reflect on ideas under discussion.
b. Follow rules for collegial discussions and
decision-making, track progress toward
specific goals and deadlines, and define
individual roles as needed.
c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of
several speakers and respond to others'
questions and comments with relevant
evidence, observations, and ideas.
d. Acknowledge new information expressed
by others, and, when warranted, qualify or
justify their own views in light of the evidence