These two books will be read orally to the class during oral reading time.
Nettie is a northern child giving a personal narrative about her trip south. Emma Simpson is a girl from Virginia whose life we get a peek at through her diary.
After the reading and discussion of these two books a compare and contrast discussion will take place. The responses should include the feelings and experiences of both girls. These responses will be recorded on charts in two columns so the children can see the comparisons.