Day of Tears Grades 7-9
This novel by Julius Lester was the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Award. Based on historical fact it tells of the largest slave auction ever held and its aftermath. Most of the book is told in the form of a script using dialogue and stage directions. These chapters are interspersed with Interludes in which the character recalls and thinks about the events.
Each Novel Study contains an average of 65 pages and includes:
Suggestions for teaching the unit.
A vocabulary list.
Activity cards for grammar.
Research and integrated activities.
Tracking and record sheets.