One Crazy Summer

Unit Project

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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia


"Set during on of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, ONE CRAZY SUMMER is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 in search of the mother who abandoned them. It's an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia."

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Assignment #1

Pages 1-55


After reading "Cassius Clay Clouds" and "Green Stucco House" please click here to take a short quiz to assess your understanding.

Assignment #2

Pages 56-110

Assignment #3

Pages 111-158

Assignment #4

Pages 159-215

Be Eleven

After reading the chapter Be Eleven discuss question number 15 from the reading journals above using Today's Meet

Summative Assessment

Create a Google Doc. Complete an informative essay answering the following question:


Final Writing Prompt: What did Delphine learn about herself during the crazy summer? Support your answer with evidence from the novel.


Below you will find a graphic organizer to help organize your thoughts. You will also find the rubric in which your essay will be graded with. Be sure to share your document with me via Google Doc (cnendi@mypanthers.org)

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