Choose one of the child characters and one of the adult characters to focus your discussion. On the way, Scout's classmate, Cecil Jacobs, jumps out of the darkness and scares them. Harper Lee's childhood in a small Southern town decades before the triumph of the Civil Rights movement provided all the material she needed for her celebrated, and only, novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Prepare a presentation that documents moments when these characters bring out reactions from Scout. All lessons dovetail with the state language arts standards required in the fiction genre. What does Atticus show in his of Sheriff Tate? Even when Scout uses indirect reported speech, she makes sure she includes distinctive vocabulary that tells you about the character and attitude of the speaker.
October 30 Atticus thinks Jem has killed Bob Ewell. Speak or write about your experiences of meeting people whose way of life was different from your own - perhaps people from another country, or ethnic group, or people whose first language is not ther same as yours. Themes are issues — love, war, freedom, and responsibility — that grab a reader's attention and don't let up. But, then, the attacker is pulled away from her. Imagine that Arthur keeps a diary, in which he writes about what he has seen and how he makes sure that the chidren are safe. Writing Exercise If you were the voice of your generation, what would be your most important message? The events of the novel take place over several years, and Scout indicates the changes that she and Jem experience in this time.
Put these on the board. How would this story be narrated, in the third-person, from the point of view of Dill s fabulous imagination? Most recently she was awarded the Los Angeles Public Library Literary Award in 2005. The assailant squeezes Scout, but then suddenly she's somehow free. What is the significance of the hole in the tree? But Owen Meany is something more. Is it usual for white lawyers to do their best for black clients in Alabama at this time? A true gift is, in one sense, an unexpected blessing bestowed by a person — or even, perhaps, by fate.
With opposition from the Ku Klux Klan, the civil rights movement struggled through the 1 920s and 1 930s, marred by race riots and lynching. Looked like a kitchen knife from the handle. Themes should lend to a specific interpretation of the novel. Length of Video: 1:38 Chapters 28 - 31 Discussion Question This video guides students and teachers in a discussion of information from Chapters 28 - 31. As the children set off for the pageant Chapter 28 , Jem hears a mockingbird and jokes that Boo must not be at home.
No, says Atticus, too old Think about the ambiguity - on the surface it seems to mean that Atticus is no longer strong and fit enough to fight; but also it might mean that fighting is not something that adults should do - which could imply that Bob has not grown up. Additionally, Cecil Jacob's jumping out at Jem and Scout is intended to be eerie, as is their walking home by themselves late at night. Find the three most vivid descriptions in Chapter 1 2. Scout admits that the Radley house is still a scary place. What do you think this is? Activities for responding to the text The activities listed below are intended to help you develop a good understanding of the novel.
Choose three of the following: Mrs. An editorial is a section in a newspaper which does not give news, but comments on it and interprets it. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. In 1950, she moved to New York City, where she worked as an airline reservation clerk. Before each presentation, have a narrator explain the context of the scene. Boo as an outsider Harper Lee explores a familiar theme in her depiction of Boo Radley - that of the misfit or outsider who is misunderstood.
Here are a few suggestions, to get you started. At what points do other characters' actions speak louder than their words? Based in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest connects the arts to audiences throughout the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Discuss intolerance as it applies To the residents of Maycomb. Their sister Alexandra was the Finch who remained at the Landing: she married a taciturn man who spent most of his time lying in a hammock by the river wondering if his trot-lines were full. Or does the adult narrator enter completely into the world of her childhood? Scout searches for Jem in the darkness but only finds a man lying on the ground.
In the last 40 years, Lee has received numerous honors, including several honorary university degrees. A class of students could share this task, and paste the results together. Assign the reading of chapters 21-23 of To Kill a Mockingbird. At the end of the novel Scout summarizes the events Arthur has witnessed and in which he has sometimes taken part , leading up to his emerging from confinement when the children's lives are in danger. Have students write a few paragraphs telling a story about an important childhood event. In general, the novel depicts men more favourably - or perhaps it shows that men may commit worse actions but women are more spiteful in what they say.
K3 Homework Read Chapters 4-7 pp. Tom Robinson, Miss Maudie, Aunt Alexandra, Uncle Jack, Francis, or Miss Caroline. The themes of a novel explore the meaning of human life. Year What happens Character We can study what characters note the spelling! Is this a fair description of Atticus's own courage in trying to save Tom? We see this in Beauty and the Beast with a happy ending or the Hunchback of Notre Dame with a tragic ending. Readers and readings Reading the text Say what you think the story means in a literal sense and in terms of theme, character and setting. These are Tom Robinson and Arthur Radley. Between 1 882 and 1 968, some 300 blacks were lynched in Alabama alone.