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Posted: May 30, 2013

Research Essay is due tomorrow.    Period 2 will have class to type and print it out. Period 3 will only have half of the class to type/print. 

Posted: May 10, 2013

To Kill a Mockingbird Test on Monday Maps and questions are due as well. 

Posted: May 7, 2013

Finish reading the novel.  Chapters 30 and 31   Questions from today are : Chapters 27-29   1.Explain the contrast between the fictitious danger of the Haints and the real danger of Bob Ewell. 2.Who stuck the knife in? 3.Was it justified?  Why or why not?   Questions and Maps are both due Monday May 13th. 

Posted: May 6, 2013

Read Chapters 27-29 Questions from today's class: Chapters 24-26  1.Define the term hypocrisy. 2.Discuss the hypocrisy of the missionary tea party. 3.Why did Tom go mad in the prison? 4.How does the white community respond to Tom’s death?  Why? 5.How is Scout developing / becoming more mature?

Posted: April 30, 2013

Read chapters 20, 21 and 22   If you were not finished your in class assignment have it passed in for tomorrow morning!

Posted: April 29, 2013

Read Chapters 18-19   Questions from chapters 1-13 were due TODAY! Questions from class today are: 1.Why did Mr. Cunningham retreat? 2.What did Scout do and does her presence change the situation?  Some criticize this event as being highly unbelievable and unconvincing.  Thinking about these actions in the context of the setting and characters, do you agree or disagree?  Explain.  3.How do people react in the mob?  Would they react differently on their own?  Why or why not? 4. Bob Ewell's character can be compared to another important character we encountered in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".  Determine which character, and explain how the comparison can be made. 

Posted: April 25, 2013

Read Chapter 14.  Questions from Part One  and chapters 12 and 13 are due on Monday: chapters 2-13 Questions from class today: Chapters 12-13 PERIOD 2 questions: 1. Why do you think Lula reacted so badly towards Scout and Jem when Calpurnia brought them to church? 2. Can you as a reader relate your life to Calpurnia's life? Do you act differently around different people such as friends and family? 3. When they go to the church what do they ask Culpurnia? DO you think this is appropriate to ask? 4. What choice would you have made if Aunt Alexandra stayed over for the summer? and why? Explain   PERIOD 3 QUESTIONS 1. How are girls treated differently than boys during this time period?  Why do you think this is so? 2. What is the other side of Calpurnia, as witnessed by Scout at church?  Why are both sides necessary for Calpurnia? 3. Is Aunt Alexandria racist? Support your answer. 4. 4. Answer the qustion you have developed in class.  If you were not in class please develop a higher thinking question from chapters 12-13 and answer the question as wel

Posted: April 23, 2013

Read Chapter 11 tonight Questions from class today : ch 9 and 10   1.Why is Atticus defending Tom? 2.Should he take on this case?  Why or why not? 3.What does the mad dog incident show about Atticus? 4.How does Jem’s opinion of his father change in chapter 10? 5.What does it mean to say that it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird?

Posted: April 23, 2013

Read chapters 9-10 Questions from class today are ch 7 and 8:   1.Why does Mr. Radley cement up the tree?  What does this tell about his character? 2.Harper Lee never tells us that it is Boo Radley who mended Jem’s pants or put the gifts in the tree, but we can infer that it was, in fact, him. In your opinion, why didn’t she just tell us?

Posted: April 18, 2013

Reading  for "To Kill A Mockingbird":  Read Chapters 7and 8  Quiz on Monday from the novels chapters 1-8 Questions from the class today: Chapters 4-6 What do the presents indicate about Boo? What do the children’s reactions to the presents tell us about the society they live in? Describe how Boo must have felt seeing the enactment of his past and the scissors every day. When Scout rolled inside the Radley’s gate, she heard laughing.  What does this tell about what Boo was really like? Why do you think Harper Lee worked so hard in these chapters to keep the reader interested in Boo Radley?  What might his relevance be in the main plot?