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Copy of To Kill a Mockingbird
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2. How are you feeling about studying this text? Why? Where do you stand? In your exercise book, respond to each question by writing true or false next to the question number then, write a short explanation of why you chose true or false. Retrieved from www.barnesandnoble.com 1. All men (and women) are created equal. 2. Nobody is all bad or all good. 3. A hero is born, not made. 4. Nobody is above the law. 5. In our justice system, all citizens are treated fairly
in courts of law. 6. When the law does not succeed in punishing
criminals, citizens should do so. Vocabulary swept yard A well-kept home with a yard that was swept with a straw broom flivver A small, cheap, old automobile beadle A messenger of a court of law scold A person who grumbles or nags constantly. cannas A tropical plant with bright flowers, full name canna lilies. Retrieved from www.apps.rhs.org.uk Retrieved from www.buddyltrains.com The Gray Ghost A mystery novel written in 1926 Retrieved from www.openlibrary.org Tom Swift A series of stories for boys Retrieved from www.spaceacts.com Retrieved from www.gardenhistorygirl.blogspot.com summary Reading Together As I read aloud, follow along and write down any questions you have about the text. You will probably have many questions, as the beginning is the hardest part of the book. After that, it will be much easier! You should have AT LEAST 5 questions written by the end of the chapter. http://tokillamockingbird.wikia.com/wiki/Mrs._Dubose Character Introduction For each of the following characters, write what we know about them and an example that supports your answer.
You must have an example from the book to support each response! 1. Atticus Finch 2. Simon Finch 3. Jem Finch 4. Calpurnia 5. Mrs. Dubose 6. Dill 7. Scout Finch 8. Boo Radley Chapters 2-3 Atticus Scout Jem Walter Calpurnia Dill Burris Boo Vocabulary Big Mules Business owners in northern Alabama with great power and wealth who influenced politicians catawba
worms A type of caterpillar used by fishermen in the south of America Lorenzo Dow A fiery Methodist preacher Unreliable Narrator? Scout is telling the story as an adult, but often flashes back to her perspective as a little girl. Her use of flashbacks forces us to keep two things in mind:
1. Scout tells the story as an adult, so we learn certain details that Scout could not have known as a child,
2. During flashbacks, Scout as a little girl does not always understand everything happening around her, so we as readers must make inferences to come to our own conclusions about events in the plot. hookworms A disease caused by the parasite hookworms. Symptoms include abdominal pain and weakness. entailment Entailed land can only be inherited by the owner's legitimate children. It was a way to keep an estate intact for multiple generations. The Crash The stock market crash in 1929 that led to the Great Depression WPA Works Progress Administration: a government organisation founded by Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal that built new roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, etc. across the United States cootie Slang for head lice fractious Irritable or cross magnesia A white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative Review With a partner, discuss the first chapter of the book and any questions you wrote down.
What are you still confused about? Read together Favourite Character Finish reading through chapter three. Then write a paragraph (of at least 5 sentences with a topic sentence and closing sentence) explaining who your favorite character is so far and why. Reflective Writing Why might we consider Scout an "unreliable narrator"? Does this mean she is telling lies? Explain. After watching the video, explain any similarities between that time period and now. (200 words)
Be prepared to share your thoughts! Chapters 4-5 irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative Chapters 6-8 Chapters 9-11 Part 1 Chapters 17-18 Chapters 25-28 Chapters 15-16 Chapters 20-24 Chapters 12-14 Chapters 19-21 Chapters 29-31 Part 2 Vocabulary auspicious Business owners in northern Alabama with great power and wealth who influenced politicians Dewey Decimal System A type of caterpillar used by fishermen in the South tyranny A fiery Methodist preacher mortify A disease caused by the parasite hookworms. Symptoms include abdominal pain and weakness. Indian Head Penny The act of paying something back or transferring something to another person tacit The stock market crash in 1929 that led to the Great Depression incomprehensible Works Progress Administration: a government organization founded by Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal that built new roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, etc. across the United States asinine Slang for head lice irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative Being a sign of future success A numerical system of classifying and arranging books in a library by subject Cruel and oppressive government or rule Cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated The Indian Head one-cent coin, also known as an Indian Penny, was produced 1859 to 1909 To be understood or implied without being stated. Not able to be understood; not intelligible Extremely stupid or foolish Character Influences How have we seen the characters in TKAM influence one another? Write 2-3 sentences about how each of the following pairs of characters have been effected or influenced by the other:
1. How has Dill influenced Jem?
2. How has Calpurnia influenced Scout?
3. How has Atticus influenced Scout?
4. How has Boo Radley influenced Jem, Scout, and Dill? Take a minute to look at the images below. In your exercise book, write a brief description of each image and then a few sentences about how you feel when looking at these pictures. How do these images of racism and segregation affect your understanding of TKAM?
Answer this question in your exercise book, approx 150 words. Read Chapters 4 & 5 Answer the following questions in detail and hand them up for assessment : Ch 4:
1. What are the two things Scout finds in the
2. Why did Atticus get mad at Jem at the end of
the chapter? What game were they playing? Ch 5:
1. What does Maudie say happened to Arthur
2. What did Jem and Dill write on their note to
3. Who are the two adults who are
sympathetic towards Boo? irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative Vocabulary Business owners in northern Alabama with great power and wealth who influenced politicians A type of caterpillar used by fishermen in the South A fiery Methodist preacher A disease caused by the parasite hookworms. Symptoms include abdominal pain and weakness. The act of paying something back or transferring something to another person The stock market crash in 1929 that led to the Great Depression Works Progress Administration: a government organization founded by Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal that built new roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, etc. across the United States Slang for head lice irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative dismemberment: The act of cutting, tearing, pulling, wrenching or otherwise removing, the limbs of a living thing malignant Having or showing desire to harm others pilgrimage A journey to a sacred place or shrine ascertain To discover with certainty, as through examination libel A false publication eg in writing, print, signs, or pictures that damages a person's reputation aberration A departure from the normal or typical Intended Learning: Students will analyse the text in order to support their opinions during inquiry discussion. Jim Crow Laws Reflections With a partner, answer the following questions about chapters 4 & 5. Write your answers in your exercise books. 1. List three major events that happened in chapters 4 & 5?
2. a. Who is Maudie Atkinson?
b. What did she have to say about Arthur (Boo) Radley?
c. Why might she be an important person to Jem and Scout?
3. a. Are your feelings and thoughts towards Boo changing?
b. If so, why? If not, why not?
Have you ever been discriminated against? If so, when, where, and how were you discriminated? How did you feel when you were discriminated against?
If you believe that you have never been the victim of discrimination, write about what you would do if you ever had to talk with someone who did not like you because of your race, religion, ethnicity, or skin color. Discussion Questions - no need to answer in your book Important quotes and passages? What's going on here? You are about to watch a short clip about the rise and fall of Jim Crow Laws in the United States. After watching the clip answer the following questions. PLOT Exposition creates the tone
gives the setting
introduces the characters
supplies background information and other facts necessary for understanding Complication the knot (you'll understand soon)
introduces the conflict (the struggle that grows out of the interaction of two opposing forces)
sets the rising action in motion Rising Action the intensifying of the complication
the event or events that present and develop the story's conflict Climax the turning point or highest point of action in the story
point at which the most important part of the action takes place and the final outcome is inevitable Falling Action events in a narrative that follow the climax
resolves the conflict of the story Resolution French term: denouement (the untying of a knot)
conclusion of the action of the plot
falling action is brought to a close
outcome of the conflict is presented to the reader the plan, scheme, or main story
of a literary or dramatic work Who do you think is leaving Jem and Scout the presents in the tree? Why do you think this? What do you think the significance is of the hole in the tree being plugged up? What do you think the fire at Miss Maudie's house represents? Do you think it is significant or foreshadows anything? Jim Crow Laws
Legal punishments on people for consorting with members of another race. The most common types of laws forbade intermarriage and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep their black and white clientele separated. irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative Vocabulary Business owners in northern Alabama with great power and wealth who influenced politicians A type of caterpillar used by fishermen in the South A fiery Methodist preacher A disease caused by the parasite hookworms. Symptoms include abdominal pain and weakness. The act of paying something back or transferring something to another person The stock market crash in 1929 that led to the Great Depression Works Progress Administration: a government organization founded by Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal that built new roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, etc. across the United States Slang for head lice irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative prey To hunt and kill for food deportment A person's behavior or manners feeble Lacking physical strength simultaneous Done at the same time melancholy Sad, gloomy, or depressed viscous Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid. Discussion Questions:
Who do you think 'influenced' the people in the pictures?
Do you think that teenagers and adults today are influenced to feel one way or another about race? Who influences your thoughts on race and equality?
While reading, write down at least 5 questions, facts, and/or reactions to the text.
You must have at least five. Quick Write Vocabulary Business owners in northern Alabama with great power and wealth who influenced politicians A type of caterpillar used by fishermen in the South A fiery Methodist preacher A disease caused by the parasite hookworms. Symptoms include abdominal pain and weakness. The act of paying something back or transferring something to another person The stock market crash in 1929 that led to the Great Depression Slang for head lice irritable or cross a white, tasteless powder used as an antacid and mild laxative Shadrach castile habiliments quarters asafoetida rotogravure impedimenta voile Blackstone's Commentaries tight amanuensis DIALECT Dialect is a specific form of language that is peculiar to a specific region or group of people.
We ALL have our own dialect. Grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary all influence a person's dialect. Our dialect is different from people in other parts of Australia. Because the book takes place in Alabama, the characters in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD also have a unique dialect. Many of the words they use include contractions. "Ah -- I won 'em from him." "Won them? How?" "We were playin' strip poker
up yonder by the fishpool." What do you notice about the difference between
Atticus' language and Dill's?
What does this tell us about the two characters?
How do you know? Your turn: With a partner, identify three examples of contractions used on pp. 102-103. Write each one down. Then, next to it, write how it would be written without the contraction. EXAMPLE: "I won 'em from him" = "I won them from him" From the Bible: one of the three captives who came out of the fiery furnace miraculously unharmed: Dan. 3:12-27 A mild soap Clothing; attire A particular district in a city A bad-smelling gum resin from plants used to treat disease or prevent illness A printing process Things preventing progress, especially on a trip (An impediment is something that gets in the way). An impedimenta is something specific like luggage, supplies, or equipment that an army would carry. A thin fabric used for clothing or curtains One of the most important books ever written on English law Drunk - slang term An assistant or secretary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Motif A motif is a recurring idea or image in a piece of literature
In TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, motifs include the mockingbird, Boo Radley, and small-town life
Motifs are stated directly and often help reveal the themes in a text
Motifs are usually specific to that story or novel (they don't apply to other texts) Small-town Life Motifs We know that a motif in TKM is small-town life. In pairs, work together to identify examples of small-town life from Chps 15 & 16. Racism Theme The theme of racism emerges more clearly in chapters 15 & 16. Identify and write three examples of exact quotes from these chapters that demonstrate the theme of racism. placid linotype peculiarity antagonize acquiesce Even though he was loud and excited in public, Charles was a relatively placid man at home with his family. Newspapers were no longer printed on a linotype once computers became widely available in the 1960s and 1970s. Johnny's most noticeable peculiarity is that he prefers sleeping during the day and not at night. The younger brother constantly antagonized his older sibling until a fight eventually broke out. Even though he did not want to take a bath, Mario acquiesced without a fight because he saw that his mother was upset. Theme A theme is a message or a main idea that the reader can infer from a text
One theme in TKM is that you don't really know someone until you walk in their shoes
Themes are not stated directly, but are figured out by analysing motifs and other information in the text
Themes are universal (they apply to more than just the story or novel) skewed corroborating fluctuations corrugated traumas acrimonious pantomime contorted evoked pilgrimage articulate Small Group Discussion Who is on trial beginning in Chapter 17?
What is he on trial for?
Who is defending him?
Who is the prosecutor?
Who is the judge?
Who is charging him with the crime? The Trial Create a chart like the one below and fill in the appropriate information for each witness Witness What We Learn From His/Her Testimony Page # Heck Tate Bob Ewell Mayella
Ewell Reflection Did you find Bob Ewell's testimony truthful? Why or why not? Verb: Turned to one side. Verb: confirm or give support Noun: changes Adj: Shaped into alternate ridges and grooves. Noun: distressing or disturbing experiences Adj: angry and bitter Noun: a dramatic performance
where actors make gestures and are accompanied by music Verb: twisted or bent out of shape Verb: to bring about Noun: a trip to a holy land Adj: Having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently Film - excerpt After viewing the testimony of Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, and Mayella Ewell from the film....
List three characteristics of each character (eg smart, funny, obtuse) Explain why you chose each word. Quick Write! In 2-3 sentences, explain who you believe is the better lawyer, Mr. Gilmer or Atticus. Be specific! Predicting the text Will Tom be found guilty or innocent?
Write your thoughts in 2-3 sentences. Be specific! acquainted unimpaired expunge candid discreet perpetrate pauper tacit droves vengeance I first became acquainted with Mr. Jones after I met him at a party. Because he had not ingested any drugs or alcohol, Shawn's decision making was unimpaired. The judge instructed the recorder to expunge the last statement from the record because it was out of line. While some athletes give lengthy interviews, many are not entirely candid with the journalist interviewing them. The late student tried to be discreet by slipping quietly into the classroom through the back door. A crime has been perpetrated against the group working for equal rights. minute While the dictator lived in wealth and luxury, most of the citizens were paupers who scraped to find meals each day. It is a tacit rule in society that you stand a few feet behind people while waiting to use the ATM. People came out in droves to Mt Barker Football Club's first match of the season, and the second should be quite similar. Harry Potter knew that he must have his vengeance with Voldemort since he killed Harry's parents. In an FBI investigation, every minute detail must be scrutinised in order to ensure that nothing is missed. Atticus' Closing Argument: Is it Persuasive? Reread pgs 223 - 227 and complete the chart below. Important Quote What it means in your own words 1 2 3 Write a response explaining Atticus' argument and whether or not it is persuasive. Your response should have an introductory thesis, and then two full paragraphs.
The thesis should say: "Atticus' main point is that _________ and it is/is not persuasive because _____. impassive cynical credibility acquittal vehement wrath reverence wary commence squalor linger preface Read and Respond Read Ch. 22 and respond to the following questions: 1. What is the significance of Alexandra calling
2. Why does Miss Maudie give Jem a piece of cake
from the big cake and not his own small one?
3. Jem says that when he gets older he will outlaw
Do you think this is a good idea?
Why or why not? Even after his dog died, the impassive man did not change his expression. After he was cheated on, the man became cynical toward a relationship of any kind. Once the student was caught skipping class and lied about it, his credibility was shot. Even though all evidence pointed to a guilty verdict, the defendant was granted an acquittal. Even though he was hurt, Tom G was vehement about staying in the game. After disobeying the Emperor, the pauper felt the wrath of the man in charge. The martial arts student had great reverence for his master, who taught him everything he knew. After seeing the snake on the plane, the woman was wary of ever flying again. After the national anthem, the game commenced. Because they were responsible for bathing themselves, the Ewell children lived in squalor. Even though he left the room, the dog passed gas and everyone could smell it for minutes because it lingered. The author prefaced his book with a story about what motivated him to write it. Paragraph 1. Make your claim (topic sentence) Atticus' main point is that _____________. 2. Support your claim with proof from the text. Atticus illustrates his point when he says, "___________________________________." 3. Explain how the proof from the text proves
your claim to be true. This shows that _______________________. 4. If your paragraph is short, use another
example and then explain it like you did
with the first proof.
Reread the last couple pages of Chapter 24 starting on page 259. Which of the following three choices do you find to be the most disturbing event over those pages and why.
Must be a half page with a thesis (your MAIN argument) 1. The idea that Tom Robinson had given up all hope and
attempted to escape prison.
2. The fact that Tom Robinson was shot 17 times.
3. When Miss. Maudie and Aunt Alexandra walked back to
lunch with their friends after hearing the news about
Tom, but acting as if nothing had happened. Column 1: Identify 4
Describe each theme and find 2-3 events in the novel that illustrate each. Column 2: Identify the
each Chps 29-31
Write the mood
the book that
assertion. Column 3: Find 4 key
TKAM Chps 29-31.
Write the full quote and who said it.
Write 2-3 sentences for each on why the quote is significant. Paired Task Answer the following questions. 1. Why does Jem get so upset about Scout crushing the
2. What's the connection between this scene and
Atticus' rule not to kill mockingbirds? 3. How does Helen Robinson (Tom's wife) react to the
news of his death? Answer using a quote and then
explain the quote.
4. How does the rest of Maycomb react to the news of
Tom's death?Answer using a quotation and then
explain the quote. What does Mr. Ewell mean
when he says, on p. 266, that with Tom dead, that
"...made one down and about two more to go?"
1. What's the difference between America and
Germany, according to Scout's teacher?
2. What does the dictatorship in Germany allow
Hitler to do?
Why can it be dangerous to have a dictatorship? Create a poster
themes Read along to the audio for the final Chapter of TKAM. Ch. 31 pt1 Ch. 31 pt. 2 Total audio time approx. 15min Reflections Complete one column of activities Images Racism Questions 1. What is white supremacy?
2. Give four examples that
demonstrate that racism was
rife in the Maycomb County. Chp 25 Chp 26 Contractions