Standing up for what is right sometimes costs us things that we desire the most. In “The Scholarship Jacket”, Martha learns a difficult lesson about not compromising to get the very thing that she has rightfully earned. This story addresses themes such as discrimination and perseverance.

Learning Objectives

  • (ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • (ELA-Literacy.W.8.1) Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • (ELA-Literacy.W.8.1.b) Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

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