Class Launcher: Poem or Haiku...your choice. Try to make a connection to TKAM.
Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE9-10RL3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. ELAGSE9-10W1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
EQ: How does the character development contribute to the theme of the book and move the plot forward?
Activator: Quiz over Chapters 10-11. Get ready for the test on Friday.
Teaching and Learning Strategies: To Kill a Mockingbird Webquest
This webquest will provide you with essential information about the social climate in the South during the 1930s, American history and the fight for equal rights for all citizens, and Harper Lee's background and motivation for writing To Kill A Mockingbird.
This webquest will be finished during class. You will spend a day with an "expert" group researching and learning about a topic. The following day, the class will jigsaw and you will teach your new group members about your topic. By participating in the jigsaw activity in the classroom, each student will become a teacher and a learner. This means that every student is accountable to his/her classmates for having the information on his/her particular topic so everyone can learn.
Below are your topics. Click on the link to view the questions that you will need to research answers to, as well as the weblinks where you will find the information.
Jim Crow Laws
The Great Depression
Civil Rights Movement
Summarizer: Review your questions and answers. Are you ready to explain this tomorrow. Each person is responsible for presenting and knowing the content.