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1 To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1 Presentation

2 Chapter Presentation Reminders:
Create a VISUAL AID: Include all information in a visually appealing power point or handout TITLE each chapter: Create a title for each chapter, which represents the action that is happening in the story SUMMARIZE your chapter: Write a detailed and ORIGINAL summary of the plot. Discuss important events from each chapter in 6-10 full sentences . You MAY NOT copy & paste a summary from an online source!! (Plagiarism = FAILURE!) Discuss IMPORTANT INFO & QUOTES: Discuss at least two important facts per chapter, such as the introduction of a new character, a symbol that is represented, a theme that is discussed, a motif or idiom that is found, etc. Discuss at least two important quotations per chapter, along with who said the quote, the page in which you found the quote, and the quote’s significance Create REVIEW QUESTIONS: Create a minimum of 5 questions about the events of the chapter for the class to answer. Make these questions challenging, and include both the questions and answers in your visual aid. You may wish to play a review game to get the class engaged and make your lesson fun and memorable Practice your OVERALL PRESENTATION: Give a presentation of appropriate: Length (approximately 5-10 minutes per chapter) Volume & Energy (loud enough so everyone can hear; exciting enough so everyone wants to listen) Eye Contact & Engagement (use eye contact & present interesting facts to hold your audience’s attention) Clarity in Visuals (make sure the font and colors are easy to read; limited text per slide, etc.) **Anything else which you choose to do beyond these requirements will more than likely help your grade. Be creative!! Also, be prepared to answer questions both from the class. Remember, you are the expert on these chapters!

3 Chapter Presentation Schedule
Group: Chapters : Presentation Dates: Mrs. Gallagher Chapter 1 1/30/15 Group #1 Chapters 2, 3, /4/15; 2/25/15 Group #2 Chapters 4, 5, 19, /4/15; 2/26/15 Group #3: Chapters 6, 7, 21, /6/15; 2/27/15 Group #4: Chapters 8, 9, 23, /9/15; 3/2/15 Group #5: Chapters 10, 11, 25, /12/15; 3/3/15 Group #6: Chapters 12, 13, 27, /13/15; 3/4/15 Group #7: Chapters 14, 15, 29, /23/15; 3/5/15 Group #8: Chapters 16, 17, /24/15; 3/6/15

4 TITLE: “Growing Up in Maycomb”
CHAPTER ONE TITLE: “Growing Up in Maycomb” Summary: Scout, the narrator, remembers the summer that her brother Jem broke his arm, and she looks back over the years to recall the incidents that led to that climactic event. Scout provides a brief introduction to the town of Maycomb, Alabama and its inhabitants, including her widowed father Atticus Finch, attorney and state legislator, Calpurnia, their "Negro" cook and housekeeper, and various neighbors. The story starts with the first summer that Scout and Jem meet Dill (full name Charles Baker Harris), a little boy from Meridian, Mississippi who spends the summers with his aunt, the Finch's next-door neighbor Miss Rachel Haverford. From the children's point of view, their most compelling neighbor is Boo Radley, the town ‘freak’ whom none of them have ever actually seen. Dill's fascination, in particular, leads to all sorts of games and plans to try and get Boo to come outside. Their attempts culminate in a dare to Jem, which he grudgingly takes. Jem runs into the Radley's yard and touches the outside of the house.

5 A SUMMARY in less than 50 Words…
The reader is introduced to the narrator, Scout, a six-year-old “tomboy”, who describes her family's history and her town, Maycomb. She and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to Dill, and the children share stories and fantasies about the mystery man next door, Arthur “Boo” Radley.

6 Important Information - Getting to know the Characters
Other Important Characters: Dill (Charles Baker Harris) - from Meridian, Mississippi - staying with his aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford Calpurnia - Finch’s cook & housekeeper Arthur (Boo) Radley - Lives three doors to the south - The town “freak” Mr. Nathan Radley - Boo’s brother Miss Stephanie Crawford - neighborhood gossip Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose - crotchety, old, mean woman - lives two doors to the north Finch Family: Atticus (father / lawyer) - has a distaste for criminal law Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) - broke his arm badly when he was nearly 13 - saddened over his mother’s death - touches the Radley house on a dare Scout (Jean Louise Finch) - Narrator of the story (1st Person POV) - story told as a flashback from an adult Jean Louise Uncle Jack Finch doctor; Atticus’ brother Aunt Alexandra - Atticus’ sister; lives on Finch’s Landing

7 Important Quotation: Getting to Know the Setting
“Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town…In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop. Grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then…Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. People moved slowly then…A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County” (Lee 6). Important Quotation: Getting to Know the Setting

8 Innocence / Loss of Innocence Dill – Age 7 Jem – Age 10 Scout – Age 6
THEME: Innocence / Loss of Innocence Dill – Age 7 Jem – Age Scout – Age 6

9 Personal Connection Questions:
Think about your family heritage. What do you know about your ancestors? Is there a town “freak” like Boo Radly that lives in Crystal Lake? What rumors are there about this person? Have you ever accepted a dare from someone? What did you have to do?

10 Quotation Matching: Who said that quote?
“I just thought you’d like to know I can read. You got anything needs readin’ I can do it.” “You look right puny for going on seven.” “Our mother died when I was two, so I never felt her absence.” Let’s try to make him [Boo Radley] come out. I’d like to see what he looks like.” “Touch the house, that all? I don’t want you hollerin’ something different the minute I get back.” Scout Jem Dill Atticus Review Game

1. What is the name of the neighborhood gossip from whom Jem gets most of his information? 2. What does Jem say that lets Scout know that he is scared?  3. How might Scout’s age affect this story’s point of view? 4. List two examples of Scout, Jem, and/or Dill’s INNOCENCE. 5. Why are the children so interested in Boo Radley?

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