"It Happened in Montgomery"

In his poem honoring Rosa Parks, Phil W. Petrie captures a historic moment in the American civil rights movement.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 7 Unit 4's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, maggie and milly and molly and may, Mother to Son, Haikus, It Happened in Montgomery, Monologues, The Raven, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Casey at the Bat, Outlaws and Highwaymen, The Highwayman, We Wear the Mask, Twelfth Night
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  1. brake
    a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
    Then he slammed on the brakes--
  2. grumble
    make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
    Turned around and grumbled
  3. weariness
    temporary loss of strength and energy from hard work
    But she was tired that day.
    Weariness was in her bones.
  4. growl
    utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    And he growled once more.
  5. gruff
    blunt and unfriendly or stern
    And he gruffly grabbed her,
    Pulled and pushed her--
  6. sharply
    in an aggressive or critical manner
    Then sharply shoved her through the doors.
  7. slush
    spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    The news slushed through the littered streets
  8. sob
    weep convulsively
    Who was tired that day,
    Cried and sobbed that she was
    glad she'd done it.
  9. satisfy
    make happy
    That her soul was satisfied.
  10. unadorned
    not decorated with something to increase its beauty
    That in one of those unplanned, unexpected
    Unadorned moments--
    A weary woman turned the page
    of History.
Created on September 12, 2014 (updated September 15, 2014)

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