Class Launcher: Respond to this quote (meaning and/or examples). How does this relate to TKAM and our lives now?
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: Test return and review of expectations for short answer questions (classroom & Milestones)
Teaching and Learning Strategies: Continuing into Part 2 of TKAM, we will read and focus on themes related to social injustice and relevance to Georgia Studies and current issues (local, state, and world).
Chapter 12 (116-128)
- Comment on Jem's and Scout's visit to First Purchase church.
- What new things does Scout learn here about how the black people live?
- What does Scout learn from Calpurnia's account of Zeebo's education?
- Explain why Calpurnia speaks differently in the Finch household, and among her neighbours at church.
Chapter 13 (128-136)
- Why does Aunt Alexandra come to stay with Atticus and his family? What is she like?
- Read the first two things Alexandra says when she comes to the Finch house. Are these typical of her or not?
- Alexandra thinks Scout is “dull” (not clever). Why does she think this, and is she right? Are all adults good at knowing how clever young people are?
- How does Aunt Alexandra involve herself in Maycomb's social life?
- Comment on Aunt Alexandra's ideas about breeding and family. Why does Atticus tell them to forget it? Who is right, do you think?
Summarizer: What, if any, are major events after the end of Part 1?