Friday, January 31, 2020

Objective:  Students will complete the RL.1 and RL.4 assessment, complete the spring My Student Path survey, and update

Standards:  RL.1, RL.4

1.  Students will complete the RL.1 and RL.4 assessment on Otus.

2.  When finished, students first complete the My Student Path spring survey ( and then update

3.  Next week there will be a fishbowl on block day covering Chapters 15-17.  Here are the topics groups will be discussing for the fishbowl:

  • Chapter 15 - The showdown in front of the jail, Scout's role in that showdown, the relevance of this event to the book, etc.
  • Chapter 16 - Atticus and Aunt Alexandra's differing views of Calpurnia, the "blind spots" people in Maycomb have, mob mentality, the people of Maycomb heading for the trial, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, how the courthouse represents the people of Maycomb Co., Scout's revelation from the Idlers, Judge Taylor, etc.
  • Chapter 17 - Heck Tate's testimony, Atticus' cross-examination, Atticus' demeanor, Robert E. Lee Ewell's testimony, Mayella Ewell's geraniums, etc.
  • Consider what evidence you will use from each chapter to support your opinions (RL.1), what we learn about characters in these chapters through indirect characterization (RL.3), Harper Lee's tone in these chapters (RL.4), and how you feel (your mood) as a result of specific events in these chapters (RL.4).

FOLLOW-UP:  Have a good weekend.  Be working to finish reading and annotating Chapters 15-17 for block day next week.

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