Following is a link to a site that offers parallel text versions of the play:
Reading schedule for the week:
Tuesday night -- 22,23,24
Wednesday night - 25,26,27
Thursday night - 28, 29, 30, & 31
In class today: 1) Return and discuss Paragraph #1: Why is Jem crying? 2) Silently re-read from the last line of page 112 through page 117. 3) Quiz over Chapters 9-13.
Thursday night homework: Read pages 180-221, Ch. 14, 15, & 16.
Weekend HW: When you return to school on Tuesday, you should have read Chapters 17-21.
Also if you don't have your book, you can read online here:
Also, here is a link to the documentary on the Scottsboro Boys case:
We'll be in the computer lab Thursday. The instructions for formatting the Word document follow:
1. Questions over Act III.
2.Oral reading and discussion -- character, fate, and blame; disaster in III; verbal irony; good intentions
3. HOMEWORK: Read Act IV over the weekend.
In class today - Questions over Act Two.
Discussion of the juxtapostoin in moods of Act II and Act III.
View Video of the Act III, Scene 1.
HOMEWORK: READ ALL OF ACT III; EXPECT QUESTIONS FRIDAY!
In class today:
1) Questions over Act I, Scenes 4 & 5.
2) Oral reading and discussion - characterization/foil and imagery in Scenes 4 & 5.
3) Homework: Read All of Act II, pp. 764-786. Expect questions tomorrow!
Quiz: Act I, Scenes 1-3.
Oral reading and discussion of Scenes 1-3
HOMEWORK: Finish Act I, pp. 752-761.
Here's a link to an explanation of commonly-used signs and symbols:
1. Quiz over the reading assignment due today.
2. Handout: The Green Book (links below)
Introduction to the 1949 Green Book:
If you cannot see the image clearly, go here:
Reading assignments for the week:
Tuesday Night: Chapters 17 & 18
Wednesday Night: 19-22
Thursday Night: 23-25
1. Writing assignment: Use sentence starters to construct accurate sentences about the events in TKaM Ch. 7 & 8.
2. Discussion: The Two Plot lines of TKaM; significant details in 7 & 8.
3. Set up and begin watching The Scottsboro Boys on youtube. The link to the video follows:
1. Quiz: TKaM 1-3
2. Reading assignments:
To Kill a Mockingbird reading schedule
Tuesday night: Chapters 4-6
Wednesday night: 7 & 8
Thursday night: 9-11
3. Return Parts of Speech pretest and discuss
4. Understanding Character and Characterization
To Kill a Mockingbird online:
1. Return and discuss writing assignment 1 - Using Sentence Starters.
Notes and smartboard examples as necessary - particularly on participial phrase and transposed appositive phrase starters.
2. Complete Ex. 8 on 348-349 of the red grammar book.
3. Home Work: Writing Assignment 2: Varying Sentence Beginnings (Africa, an accident)
1) Recitations -- The Seven Ages of Man
2) Oral reading and discussion: Avt IV - selected passages
3) Homework - Read all of Act V before you get to class Thursday; expect questions!
1) Return and review the practice recitation sheets.
2) Complete the handout on Act III, Scenes 3-5 (attached below).
3) Oral reading and discussion of selected passages from Act III.
4) Homework: Read all of ACT IV, pp. 818-832 in your textbook.
A sort class today because of the assembly ----
1) Answer the comprehension questions over Act II.
Homework: Read the two handouts and be ready to answer questions tomorrow! The link to the handouts follows:
1) Quiz: Act I, Scenes 1-3 2) Notes on the Prologue 3) oral reading and discussion of selected passages.
HOMEWORK - Finish reading Act I - pp. 752-761. Pay CLOSE attention to lines 95-112, the first conversation between Romeo and Juliet. READ THE CORRESPONDING SIDE NOTES!
To help you read and understand Shakespeare's play, I have posted a link below. This website features a side-by-side version of the original text and the modern translation. You should read the original version as you go so that you will become increasingly familiar with Shakespeare's style and language. All quizzes and tests will refer to the original version.
In class today we will discuss the story's background, the character list, and the concept of plot development. HANDOUT: Study Guide questions for Act I - also attached below.
HOMEWORK: Read Act I, Scenes 1, 2, & 3 -- pp. 736-751. Pay close attention to the article "How to Read Shakespeare" on 740-741!
1) TEST - Short Story Elements & "Marigolds"
2) Handout: RECITATION due WEDNESDAY, November 18! You must get all the way through the recitation to receive a grade. See the attached file for the recitation and an explanation of the seven ages.
HOMEWORK: Under "Elements of Drama," read pages 626, 627, & 628. Make notes on all terms in boldface type and on "the shock of recognition." Then read Robert Anderson's article on William Shakespeare on pp. 726-730, "The Destruction of Innocence" on 731, and "Background" on 732-733.
1. Oral reading and discussion: Point of View and Characterization in "The Story of an Hour"
2. Discussion based on last night's HW questions.
3. HW for Monday: In the textbook read "The Gift of the Magi" and the biographical note on O. Henry,202-207, "Elements of Literature" 212-213, and "The Most Dangerous Game," 13-28. Expect questions Monday!
Handouts: 1) Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour" 2) HW questions on "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "The Ransom of Red Chief," and "The Story of an Hour"
View the movie version of "The Ransom of Red Chief on youtube
) Quiz - "A Man Called Horse"
2) Understanding Character and Characterization - Citing Evidence to support an Assertion
3) Homework: Read the short story handout "The Monkey's Paw." See the Link below. Expect questions Friday!