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Tuesday 1/12

Class Launcher: Predictions (no spoilers from those who have completed the reading).

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 29 Pages 271-274; Chapter 30 275-181; Chapter 31 281-285

Chapter Questions: 

Chapter 29
  • What causes the “shiny clean line” on the otherwise “dull wire” of Scout's costume?
  • What explanation does Atticus give for Bob Ewell's attack? 
  • What does Heck Tate give as the reason for the attack? 
  • Do you think the sheriff's explanation or Atticus's is the more likely to be true? 
Chapter 30
  • Who does Atticus think caused Bob Ewell's death? 
  • Why does Heck Tate insist that Bob Ewell's death was self-inflicted? In what way is this partly true? 
  • Is Heck Tate right to spare Boo then publicity of an inquest? Give reasons for your answer. 
  • How does the writer handle the appearance, at the end of the story, of Boo Radley? 
Chapter 31
  • How do the events of the final chapters explain the first sentence in the whole novel? 
  • Comment on the way the writer summarizes earlier events to show their siginificance. 
  • How does Scout make sense of an earlier remark of Atticus's as she stands on the Radley porch? 
  • How much of a surprise is it fo find what Boo Radley is really like? Has the story before this point prepared the reader for this discovery? 
  • At the end of the novel, Atticus reads to Scout. Comment on his choice of story. Does it have any connection with themes earlier in the novel and in its ending?

Summarizer: The end is here...predictions about the movie...will it follow the novel or not? Why? 

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