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Little Rock, Big Tomato

Study Norman Rockwell's painting and think of what images it brings to mind. Answer all of the following questions in complete, well-thought out sentences.

  • Describe what is in the picture. Pick out at least four things that seem important to you. For example: the writing on the wall. Why do you think Rockwell decided to include these things in the picture?

 

  • Give the picture a title. Why did you choose this title?

 

  • Describe what you imagine is being said by the men -- both to each other and to the girl.

 

  • Describe what the girl is probably thinking right now.

 

  • What do you think of her reaction to the tomato?

 

  • What would you do if you were in her position?

 

  • What are some ways that we can relate this picture to Melba's plight in Warrior's Don't Cry?

 

Little Rock, Big Tomato Rubric

This assignment is worth 20 points.


Low



High
Responses give thorough, personal reflection to questions posed
1
2
3
4
5

Responses are written in complete sentences

1
2
3
4
5
Familiarity of class literature is shown
1
2
3
4
5
Effort is shown
1
2
3
4
5

Total Points: _____/ 20

Content Standards: 2, 13
Process Standards: 17

 


 
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