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To Kill a Mockingbird
By: Harper Lee

Harper Lee Biography:

Literary Terminology:

      • antagonist
      • characterization
      • characters: major and minor
      • conflict
      • extended metaphor
      • motif
      • parallel plots
      • protagonist
      • setting
      • theme

Reading Timeline: Honors English I


Please review this entire timeline. You may work on wikis in advance should you finish your readings early. All work is due by the due date. If you update your wiki past the due date, remember, you will only receive ½ credit for assignments turned in one day late. Anything later than one day will receive a “0”. You MUST email me if you update your wiki past the due date so I know to go back and check it.


Week One-

¥ Read: Chapters 1-6
¥ Study Guide: Chapter Questions for chapters 1-6
¥ Writing Workshop: HC book-
  • PROMPT: Why do you think Dill is so fascinated by the Radley place and Boo? (pg. 27)
  • PROMPT: SETTING: What is the setting? What does the setting reveal about the time period thus far?
  • PROMPT: #3 in Study Guide Packet

Week Two-

¥ Read Chapters 7-11
¥ Study Guide: Chapter Questions for chapters 7-11
¥ Writing Workshop: HC book-
  • PROMPT: PLOT/CHARACTERIZATION analysis- how are the characters developed? Be specific.
  • PROMPT: #4 in Study Guide Packet
  • PROMPT: Write yourself into the story- Activity

Week Three-

¥ Read Chapters 12-16
¥ Study Guide: Chapter Questions for chapters 12-16
¥ Writing Workshop: HC book-
  • PROMPT: POINT OF VIEW- How would it change if it were written from another character’s perspective? Write it!
  • PROMPT: Why is it important for Scout to tell the story? POV
  • PROMPT: #1 in Study Guide Packet
  • PROMPT: What elements of literature make this story fiction? How would it be different if it were nonfiction?

Week Four-

¥ Read Chapters 17-31
¥ Study Guide: Chapter Questions for chapters 17-31
¥ Writing Workshop: HC book-
  • PROMPT: TONE AND MOOD- connections between writing style and the overall mood and tone of a story
  • PROMPT: #2 in Study Guide Packet
  • PROMPT: HISTORICAL CONTEXT: What do the events of TKAM tell us about the time period?
  • PROMPT: THEMES: What are the themes of the literature? Where are they presented in the novel?
  • PROMPT: How do the themes relate to my life?

Week Five-

¥ Study Guide Turn In
¥ Wrap-Up and Assessment
¥ Writing Workshop: HC book- REFLECTION: Write a 1-2 page reflection on the To Kill A Mockingbird unit: Reflections include- thoughts, feelings, new ideas, new understandings, what you liked, what could have been improved, etc…



Essay

Select a quotation from one of the characters of To Kill a Mockingbird (or other novel, if applicable) and write an argument that explains what the quotation reveals about the theme of honor in the book. State thesis clearly and include at least three pieces of evidence to support the thesis. (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3)
Due Date:


Essay

Write an essay that compares primary source accounts of the “Scottsboro Boys” trial with Scout’s account of the trial in TKAM. Discuss how novels can reveal dimensions of history even though they are fictional. State thesis clearly and include at least three pieces of evidence to support the thesis. (RL.9-10.1, RI.9-10.7, W.9-10.2)

Due Date:

Essay

Select a documentary photograph from the Library of Congress’s website of Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection (FSA-OWI) or an excerpt from the primary or secondary source accounts of “The Scottsboro Boys” trial and explain in an essay how the image or the source account helps illuminate your understanding of life during the depression in the American south. State thesis clearly and include at least three pieces of evidence to support the thesis. (RI.9-10.7, W.9-10.2)

Due Date:


Speech

Select a one-minute descriptive passage from To Kill A Mockingbird and recite it from memory. Include an introduction that states:

  • What the excerpt is (i.e., title and author of book)
  • Why the book is significant
  • How the passage exemplifies one of the book’s themes. (RL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.4)
Due Date:


Seminar Question

“Is Boo Radley [from To Kill A Mockingbird] an honorable man?” Begin by answering, “What is honor?” (RL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6)

Seminar Question

“Is Atticus Finch a hero, or was he just doing his job?” This seminar question may also be used as an essay topic. (RL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6)

Seminar Question

“Is Scout a reliable narrator? Why or why not?” This seminar question may also be used as an essay topic. (RL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.3)

Class Discussion Question

Describe whether the 1962 film version of To Kill A Mockingbird is faithful to the novel. Cite evidence for why or why not, explaining why you think the film’s director chose to omit or emphasize certain events. State thesis clearly and include at least three pieces of evidence to support the thesis. (RL.9-10.7)

Image Source:
http://thinkpoint.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/restoring-a-culture-of-honor/