Class Launcher: After reading almost the entire book, what is the image of Boo that you have created in your mind? Why is he called "Boo"?
Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2; ELAGSE9-10RL3; ELAGSE9-10W1
EQ: How does the character development contribute to the theme of the book and move the plot forward?
Activator: Let's talk about Boo. Do "we" know him? Do the characters in the book lnow him?
Teaching and Learning Strategies: Read TKAM with a focus on theme and characterization.
Chapter 27 Pages 251-257 and Chapter 28 258-270
- What three things does Bob Ewell do that alarm Aunt Alexandra?
- Why, according to Atticus, does Bob Ewell bear a grudge? Which people does Ewell see as his enemies, and why?
- What was the purpose of the Halloween pageant? What practical joke had persuaded the grown ups to have an organized event
- Comment on the way this chapter reminds the reader of earlier events in the novel.
- Why does Jem say that Boo Radley must not be at home? What is ironic about this? (Is it true? Does he really mean it? Why might it be important for him and Scout that Boo should not be at home?)
- Scout decides to keep her costume on while walking home. How does this affect her understanding of what happens on the way?
- Why had Atticus not brought a chair for the man in the corner? Who might this stranger be?
Summarizer: How do we normally feel about strangers?