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1 To Kill a Mockingbird Discussion Questions

2 Chapter1 and 2 What do people say about Atticus?
What do they say about Boo Radley? Is that fair? 3.What are the three confrontations that Scout encounters at school? 4. How is Miss Caroline different from Atticus? Chapter1 and 2

3 How is the Cunningham family different from the Ewell family
How is the Cunningham family different from the Ewell family? What is the difference between the children’s idea of Boo Radley and the truth about Boo Radley? How does Atticus’ view of Boo Radley differ from everyone else in the town? Chapter 3 and 4

4 To Kill a Mockingbird Looking at a Character
You will be assigned a character to research. Consider all that has happened to the character from chapters 1 to chapter 8 2. Around the character you should draw speech bubbles, each containing a quote or statement from that text that shows their character’s personality 3. Describe the character. What traits are demonstrated by the chapter in the first few chapters. At the end, then determine if this individual will demonstrate prejudice or tolerance towards other people in the future. Characters Atticus, Jem, Scout, Boo Radley, Calpurnia, Bob Ewell, Miss Maudie, and Mr. Cunningham, Miss Caroline, Mr. Radley, To Kill a Mockingbird

5 From Chapter 6-8, what are we starting to learn about Boo Radley?
Why did Mr. Radley cover the tree? What are some examples of acceptance in the three chapters? What does the snowman symbolize? Oak tree? What does the fire symbolize? To Kill a Mockingbird

6 Group Writing Assignment Imagine you are Boo Radley at the end of Chapter 8. Write a diary entry of what is happening from Boo’s point of view. Draw inferences about Boo’s diction and keep in mind the background information that we have on him. To Kill a Mockingbird

7 Journal Pick a quote from Chapters 1-8 This quote should illustrate one of the major themes in the novel. State why it is important, what is the significance of this quote at this point in the novel and what does this quote reveal about one of the themes in the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird

8 Create a Timeline of the Key Events “Walking in someone else’s shoes” Under each event, you need to state what each main character (Scout, Jem, Atticus) feel about each event. Chapter 1-12

9 To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9-14
Create a flow chart that illustrates the following key development in the novel. Atticus tells the children several times that they need to walk in someone else's shoes before judging the person. Describe times when Atticus, Scout or Jem walked in someone else's shoes. How does this change how they view the situations? What role does this advice play in sympathy and compassion? To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9-14

10 A hero is born, not made” To Kill a Mockingbird

11 Pictures of what some people would define as courageous acts
Pictures of what some people would define as courageous acts. Group the pictures into two categories, courageous and acts that lack courage. Out of these events in the novel: Atticus shoots the mad dog Mrs. Dubose’s struggle with her health Atticus deciding to defend Tom Robinson Atticus standing up to Aunt Alexandra on behalf of Calpurnia Jem touching the Radley’s door on a dare from Dill. Scout beating up the kid who called her father a “nigger lover.” Atticus informing Scout not to fight with Miss Caroline at school. Pick one of these six events from the novel and explain why or why not you think that this person is courageous or if this person was not courageous? To Kill a Mockingbird

12 How does Scout an Jem perceive their father at this junction of the novel?
Scout is involved in three altercations. What is their relationship to the larger context of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird

13 Examine the symbols in the novel.
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14 Symbols For each of the four major themes find at least three symbol that best symbolize that theme in the novel: (courage/prejudice/ acceptance/discrimination and tolerance) To Kill a Mockingbird

15 Work on the Comparisons of Family Chart
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16 The old adage, “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt you,” is true.
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17 To Kill a Mockingbird Outline for the next few weeks
1. Journals are due 1-8, 9-16, 17-22 23-27 and (Pick 3 out of the 5) due Thursday 20th Wednesday/Thursday/Frida y (TKAM Soundtrack Project) Monday/Tuesday: Essay Preparation and In Class Essay TKAM Test Thursday To Kill a Mockingbird

18 Who appreciated what Atticus had done for Tom Robinson? Who did not?
How did they show their appreciation to Atticus Who has changed after the developments of the trial How does the trial affect Jem? Do you think the townspeople are slowly changing? To Kill a Mockingbird

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