Wednesday, Nov. 30th

We discussed chapters 23-26 and wrote another entry in our READING JOURNAL.  Please put all your entries together, in order, to hand in next class.

READING JOURNAL

Read chapters 27-31.

The IN CLASS ESSAY will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8th.  I recommend that you prepare for this ahead of time.

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Monday, Nov. 28th

We continued working our way through the trial in the novel with an ANALYSIS of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream and Atticus’ summation speech on pages 203-205.  On Tuesday, Dec. 6th you have a choice of writing an essay ANALYZING Atticus’ summation speech OR  writing an ORIGINAL SPEECH of your own on an injustice in our world.  Either way, you will need to demonstrate your ability to identify or use LOGICAL, ETHICAL, and EMOTIONAL appeal, and rhetorical devices such as metaphors, similes, alliteration, allusion, analogy, imagery, and anaphora.   You may plan your writing, but the actual writing will be done IN CLASS.  No published sources or internet use allowed.

Read chapters 23-26 for next class.

READING JOURNAL

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Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

During our silent reading time today, we read “Dry September” and highlighted the parallels to the Tom Robinson case.  If you did not finish doing this, please do so for homework.

We finished watching the trial and then started OUTLINING the LINE OF REASONING of Atticus’ argument.  If you have not finished this, please do so for homework.

Both of these exercises should go into your READING JOURNAL.

READING JOURNAL

As we have not quite finished with the trial, you do not have to read ahead unless you want to do so.

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Monday, Nov. 21st

After getting back the paragraph you wrote last class, you noted what errors were highlighted in your writing.  If there is anything you do not know how to correct, talk to me.  This goes in your READING JOURNAL.

READING JOURNAL

We will continue working through the trial next class, but be sure to read chapters 19-22 of To Kill A Mockingbird.

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Thursday, Nov. 17th

Although we did not discuss chapters 13-15 today, do read chapters 16-18 for next class.  We shall discuss all six chapters at once.

We wrote the composition on the lessons of PART ONE of To Kill A Mockingbird today.This is the last assignment of Term One.  If you were absent, you need to talk to me a.s.a.p..

Reading Journal

 

MISSING ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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Tuesday, Nov. 15th

Everyone’s journals were collected today. When you get them back next class, be sure to respond to the questions and comments.

Reading Journal

 

We went over the sculptures and the lessons learned in chapters 7-12 today.  I hope you took notes as we will be writing on these lessons next class.  Consider how the experiences Scout goes through in Part One of the novel prepare her for the troubles of Part Two.

Please read chapters 13-15 for next class.

MISSING ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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Thursday, Nov. 10th

We worked on chapters 7-9 today, focusing on the LESSONS Scout and Jem learn as they grow up.  We wrote about lessons and character in our journals today.  If you were absent, please refer to the journal list and write your own entries on these:

Reading Journal

CHARACTER traits

SCULPTURES

Look at the photos of the sculptures the class made today.  In your journal, label each sculpture with a quotation or paraphrase of the event, AND state what lesson Scout learns from each of these experiences.

Please read chapters 10-12 for next class.

MISSING ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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Tuesday, Nov. 8th

We worked through chapters 4-6 today, which included a “plickers” quiz and a journal entry.  Make sure that you have written all the journal entries and responded to the questions asked of you.

Reading Journal

Please read chapters 7-9 for next class.

MISSING ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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Friday, Nov. 4th

We finished Mississippi Burning and wrote a journal entry on it.

Reading Journal

We then wrote the reading quiz on chapters 1-3 of To Kill A Mockingbird, and started discussing the novel. We will finish going over these chapters next class, but DO READ chapters 4-6.  There will be a “plickers” quiz on these chapters.

MISSING ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

We continued watching and writing on Mississippi Burning.  There are only a few more minutes left in the film which we will finish next class. Today’s focus was on the RESOLUTIONS to the problems presented in the film.  Do you agree or disagree with them? Has prejudice been solved?  Has justice been served?

You should be well into To Kill A Mockingbird by now.  There will be a reading quiz on chapters 1-3 on Friday. Do read ahead.

I collected the reading journals from the east side of the classroom today, but those on the west side should still write their journal entry as I’ll be collecting yours next class.

Reading Journal

MISSING ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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