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To Kill a Mockingbird Chapters 1 -3
What are we doing today?
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Today’s schedule 1. Silent Reading 2. Review 3. Quote activity 4. Journal Entry #1
Why are we learning this? The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of ideas about identity. People understand text differently depending on their world views and perspectives. Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
Silent Reading – 20 minutes to read To Kill a Mockingbird – The more you read, the less homework you have! Make good choices!
Questions from Last Week – Who was Langston Hughes? – Harlem poet and social activist, lived from 1902 -1967 – What was segregation? Why are we learning about it?
Checking for Understanding 1. Where does Scout live? A. A small town in Alabama B. A small town in Louisiana C. A large city in Alabama D. A large city in Lousiana 2. Which of the following is the most accurate characterization of Boo Radley? A. He is a young, intelligent child who plays with Jem and Scout. B. He is a rough man who is six and a half feet tall and dines on squirrels. C. He is a mysterious man who doesn’t often leave the house. D. He is a kindly older man who likes mowing the lawn on Sundays.
Quote activity – Find a quote related to segregation or the Great Depression – Be ready to share your quote with the class and explain how it relates to our discussions
What did you find out?
Setting When and where a story takes place
Questions to Consider – What do we know about poverty in To Kill a Mockingbird ? – Are the Finches poor? – Are the Cunninghams? – How many Black characters have been introduced? – Do we know a lot about them? Why or why not?
Journal Entry #1 Describe one of the following characters. Include as much detail as possible from the text. 1. Miss Caroline: Be sure to explain the conflict Scout has with her teacher. 2. Dill: Be sure to make it clear that you understand who Dill is and how he relates to Scout. 3. Boo Radley: Make sure you describe both the character and the house he lives in. If you want an additional challenge, try writing in the first person, from Scout’s perspective.