Friday, November 22, 2019
Objective: Students will begin reading To Kill a Mockingbird with a focus on identifying details about the setting of the story, considering why the setting of this story is significant, and identifying how characters are directly and indirectly characterized.
1. Students should continue reading the first chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird. While reading, students should ANNOTATE the following: any details related to setting, and anything we learn about Scout, Jem, Dill, Atticus, and Boo Radley (note that Boo Radley is not Mr. Radley. Mr. Radley is Boo's father).
NOTE: Reading to learn (thinking deeply) is MUCH more important than reading quickly. SLOW DOWN! I would much rather have you read less and know more than to read more and know less.
2. Read as far as you can in the period. If you make it through the first chapter, that's great - keep reading.
3. Don't be afraid to stand up to take a break if you find yourself getting drowsy. Sit up as you are reading since putting your head down/on your hand or arm predisposes you to falling asleep.
HOMEWORK: Finish reading at least the first chapter for Tuesday and annotate any details which give us insights into the setting of the book and any significant details about the characters listed above. Be sure your last three blog posts are done. Tuesday you will be identifying which one of the three you want me to assess. Monday we will talk about works cited citations and be sure you know how to properly format them so you can reach mastery for W.8.