Today your Finch family tree and your chapter work for 10-13 was due.
Your journal entry was What is the significance of the novel’s title? Who do you think – from what you know so far – is the “mockingbird” of the book? (There’s more than one right answer!) Defend your answer(s).
After a discussion, we took a quiz over chapters 10-13.
Today's daily project is Someone Else's Shoes. You will pick a scene from the book – any scene you’ve read so far - and rewrite that scene from a different point of view (NOT Scout’s). Stay true to the details of the scene. Change perspective, inner dialogue and narration due to your narrator’s personality and their situation to the story. At least two paragraphs long – don’t be lazy! The “bare minimum” will get a “bare minimum” grade! Will be scored on accuracy, grammar, spelling, and effort/length.
Your homework is to read chapters 14-17 and do the corresponding chapter work.
Today, chapter work for chapters 1-9 of TKAM was due.
Today's journal entry was Author Harper Lee uses a very offensive word when some characters talk about black people in TKAM. Why do you think she does this in a book written for young readers? What is the purpose of her choice? What do you think about it?
1. Had a group discussion over chapters 5-9
2. Took a quiz over chapters 5-9
3. Began work on our Finch Family Trees (which should have 10-12 people on them... hint: Atticus, Alexandra, and John (Jack) are all siblings, but Alexandra is the oldest by so much that she has an adult child and a grandchild).
4. Began reading chapters 10-13.
Next time, you will turn in Chapter Work for 10-13, as well as your Maps of Maycomb and your Finch Family Trees.
Today we began our unit for To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM).
We started off by gathering some background information and prior knowledge, and then taking some notes about the time period and the author. If you were absent, you can get the notes below; you will want to transfer them into your interactive notebook for future reference.
Following this, we checked out copies of TKAM from the library and I read the first chapter aloud to the class. Your assignment is to read chapters 2-4 (or 1-4 if you were absent) by the time we meet on Tuesday. Be prepared for a quiz over the reading.
TKAM is available for free online at http://www.wlps.org/whs/site/files/tkam.pdf if you don't have your book!
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Today we took our exam over Romeo and Juliet. If you were absent, please schedule a make-up exam BEFORE THANKSGIVING BREAK.
Today we did a review activity for the Romeo and Juliet exam.
Today's journal entry was Now that we have finished reading the play… what do you think? Did Romeo and Juliet have a good relationship? What about Romeo’s relationships with his friends? What about Juliet’s relationships with her parents? Why?
Today you were assigned a final activity over Romeo and Juliet, and we spoke about the exam. The exam, and the due date for the activity, are next week on Wednesday. Please download the handout below; the handout includes the final assignment as well as information about the test.
We also watched Act 5 (traditional presentation) as well as the final death scene from the Leonardo DiCaprio version. I STRONGLY recommend you take some time to view these. Pay careful attention to the timing between when Romeo dies and Juliet wakes up in the newer version.