Fifth Graders are reading Dovey Coe by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Students are reading Dovey Coe, a novel set in North Carolina. Dovey is a 13 year old girl who is accused of killing the son of the richest man in town.
As we read the book, we will study the justice system and how a trial works.
We will also persuasive pieces in the form of closing arguments for the trial.