Sweet clara and the freedom quilt

Overall, I believe this is a well written and illustrated story to teach kids about slavery and the tough conditions that they went through. The conflicts represent all of the hardships that slaves would have to go through, and they are very believable to readers. She visits schools across the country and lives in Oregon. Please add your card again, or add a different card. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered from other slaves, she fashions a map that the master would never even recognize.

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She decides she will make a In this story, Sweet Clara is taken away from her mother and sold to work in cara plantation in the fields. I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers. The role of being a slave and even as a slave owner, are all portrayed very delicately and honestly, which gives readers another in-depth look into that world. Jul 10, 40 Pages years Buy.

It depicted life back then as it would have been and the illustrations were spot on in color and exactness.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

The say James Ransome the illustrator uses bright oil paintings to tell Hopkinson's story of Clara, a not quite 12 year old slave on a plantation, and her struggle to find freedom. This story is a work of Historical Fiction and a picturebook designed for children P-A. fredom

Oct 13, Serena Wheatley rated it it was amazing. It could also be for k-2 but it is a very long story and they may not sit though the whole story. Search Search Search Browse menu. She overhears one of the cooks talking about the underground railroad, Canada, and needing a map, so Clara decides to ask Aunt Rachel about it. Feb 17, Lynn Davidson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wonderful little read and beautiful art work. In other words, this would be a complex text for a read aloud and 3rd-4th graders would be able read it independently.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson | Scholastic

The green is historical fiction. Students have to think what it would have been like for them. The use of language brought to life the way African American's used to speak during that time in life. There she hears of runaways and maps and other information about the surrounding area.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Books by Deborah Hopkinson. While working in the sewing room off of the kitchen, Clara overhears the cook and other kitchen slaves discussing the runaways and how the Underground Railroad had helped so many get to Canada. Teachers could use this story as a history lesson and discuss what the Underground Railroad was and its importance.

Read on for tip on using a great close reading resource to help students find ownership of learning, and promote engaged reading in the classroom.

I want to make sure that even though we did our story maps separately, the information on them freedok be similar. When she was ten years old she was taken from her mother and sent to be a field hand, but the work was too hard for her.

teh James Ransome the illustrator uses bright oil paintings to tell Hopkinson's story of Clara, a not quite 12 year old slave on a plantation, and her struggle to find freedom. She uses the talk she hears to create a map of the area on a quilt she stitches from scraps.

The main characters where all slaves who dreamed of freedom or reuniting with loved ones. Escape From Slavery Interactive Unit.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: A Common Core Complex Text | Scholastic

It could be about special things in their and bring into together as a class to discuss. Because of the time period, all of the conflicts that are portrayed throughout the story are plausible.

Clara's sewing of patches on a blue blanket remind her of a pond and "Here it was - a picture that wouldn't wash away. I really enjoyed this book! She was then taught by an older woman to sew and be ready to be presented to the "Missus" in the "big house" to work there. I'm slowly realizing there's dozens of picture books for kids about the Underground Railroad.

It's about how quilts were used to help the enslaved escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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