To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 1 Reading Closely
1. ELA-Literacy. RL. 8. 4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
How is your generation different than your parents’? How do you see the world differently?
Take out a notebook. Copy the following words. Use the words you are familiar with in a sentences or a story. Ambled Assuaged Imprudent impotent Chattel (human) Malevolent Piety Predilection Unsullied Nebulous vapid Flivver
assuaged When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.
chattels So Simon, having forgotten his teacher’s dictum on the possession of human chattels bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead on the banks of the Alabama River…(4).
unsullied Atticus’s office had. . . and an unsullied Code of Alabama. His first two clients were the last two persons hanged in the Maycomb County jail. My textbook was unsullied since I’d never opened it.
imprudent [They] were imprudent enough to do it[murder] in the presence of three witnesses, and insisted that…. he had it coming to him…(5). …
ambled People moved slowly then. They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, and took their time about everything.
vapid By the end of August our repertoire was vapid from countless reproductions, and it was then that Dill gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out(9).
Malevolent vs. benevolent Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom. . . People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows(9).
predilection The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb. They kept to themselves.
impotent-powerless “Simon would have regarded with impotent fury the disturbance between North and the South, as it left his descendants stripped of everything but their land, yet the tradition of living on the land remained unbroken until well into the twentierth century…”(4).
Significance? Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded ancestors on either side of the Battle of Hastings- The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo. Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England.
Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 and was the founder of the Democratic Party.
Andrew Jackson Cont Creek campaign and treaty Main article: Creek War During the War of 1812, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh encouraged the "Red Stick" Creek Indians of northern Alabama and Georgia to attack white settlements. He had unified tribes in the Northwest to rise up against the Americans, trying to repel American settlers from those lands north of the Ohio. Four hundred settlers were killed in the Fort Mims massacre of 1813—one of the few instances of Native Americans killing a large number of American settlers and their African-American slaves—which brought the United States into the internal Creek campaign. Occurring at the same time as the War of 1812, . . .
Where is “Maycomb” - based on Monroevilee