- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Our study of the Newberry-Award winning novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor will focus on understanding the impact of point-of-view and the genre of historical fiction.
- The Westing Game
During this unit, we will be reading the Newberry Award winning mystery novel The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. We will be analyzing the mystery genre, and using this novel to expand our understanding of the literary concept of characterization.