by Martin H

Theme: Courage

  • Sounder showed courage when he ran after the father as he was being taken away. The Mother showed courage by not giving up when the father was gone. The Father showed a lot of courage when he took the ham from the smoke house. The boy showed courage by going to the jail to see his father, standing out looking for his father, and taking a book out of the trash knowing he could get in trouble.

Summary of article

  • Rosa Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey the demand that she give up her seat to a white man. Her soon after arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience, triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history. She also launched Martin Luther King, Jr. to the leading of the civil rights movement.
  • This article is similar to sounder because rosa didn't give her seat up and she didn't care that he had to be arrested

Anticipation Guide

  • Being able to attend school is a privilege. I agree with this statement. Here are some reasons why I feel this way. Some people can’t go to school so this is a privilege. There are some citizens that can not go because of the cost. Others are not able to go to school because of the distance.

A Father, Daughter, and Dog

  • A Father, Daughter, and Dog and Sounder are similar in many ways. In both stories the fathers suffer from a major injure and later die. Both dogs had come to tell a family member that the father died, and soon after, they both died. Even though sounder and A Father, Daughter, and Dog are similar, they also have their differences. In the beginning of a Father, Daughter, Dog the father gets mad at the daughter, whereas in Sounder they got along better. In Sounder, he came to the family as a pup but in the other story it tells that the daughter bought Cheyenne.
Unbelievable Animals That Saved People's Lives

Summary of video

  • In this Video many people were hurt but were saved by the animals. One had broken bones and was helped by a gorilla. Some animals helped others by telling something about someone or something. One time there were toxic fumes in the house and the cat told the adult, by meowing really loud and nudging her owner. Another time was when a baby sitter was about to go to the bathroom but the parrot said “Mama Baby!” then she ran back to the baby and saw that the baby was choking.


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