Presentation on theme: "To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee By the end of this unit, I will be able to use the unit vocabulary to compare a character from this novel to another."— Presentation transcript:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee By the end of this unit, I will be able to use the unit vocabulary to compare a character from this novel to another text I have studied this year.
Essential Academic Learning Requirements 1. Communication I use listening and observation skills and strategies to gain understanding. I use communication skills and strategies to effectively present ideas. 2. Reading I understand the meaning of what is read. 3. Writing I understand and use a writing process.
Important Words for This Unit: Prejudice—to have an opinion about people before you know them Tolerance—to accept people who are different Compassion—feeling sorry for others who have bad things happen to them Society—the group of people who live in the same place Segregate—to separate or divide
Rational—the ability to use reason or logic to think out a problem Culture—similar attitudes, values, goals, and behavior of a group of people Injustice—something that isn’t fair Controversial—something that people don’t agree on Important Words for This Unit:
Turmoil—extreme confusion, anger, or pain Novelist—someone who writes books Ban—to not allow something Impact—to affect something or someone Endeavor—a goal that you want to achieve
Characters Jean Louise “Scout” Finch A smart, innocent little girl who is a tomboy Lives with her dad and brother Narrates the story Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch A boy who comes of age during the story Breaks his arm at the end of the story Mom died when he was young Loves football Atticus Finch Wife is dead A lawyer who is well-known in his community Believes in racial equality and justice A good man, raising his 2 children to have compassion
Characters Calpurnia African American maid who works for the Finch family Mother figure to Jem and Scout Arthur “Boo” Radley Never leaves his house, and is victim of many rumors All kids and even some adults are afraid of him Is rumored to have tried to kill his dad with scissors Charles Baker “Dill” Harris Lives with Scout and Jem’s neighbor during the summer Has no parents, he’s from Mississippi, and lies a lot Wants to get Boo to come out of his house
Bob Ewell Very poor, uneducated, and racist Spends most of his time drunk Accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella Ewell Very poor, lonely, and uneducated Takes care of all her younger siblings Her dad abuses her Accuses Tom Robinson of raping her Tom Robinson African American accused of raping Mayella Ewell Very friendly and honest Defended by Atticus Finch
Miss Caroline Scout’s 1 st grade teacher She is from North Alabama and has a college education She doesn’t understand Maycomb’s culture She doesn’t want Scout to read with Atticus Walter Cunningham Scout’s classmate who is very poor He doesn’t have shoes for school He has hookworms from feeding pigs without shoes Mr. Cunningham Very poor, but honest and a hard worker Pays Atticus with food from his garden and firewood Tries to lynch Tom Robinson with a mob
Miss Maudie Scout and Jem’s neighbor She is very nice and lets the children play at her house, and eat things from her garden Her house burns down Mrs. Dubose Old, mean, racist woman Lives near the Finches Conquers morphine addiction before dying Heck Tate Sherriff of Maycomb County Doesn’t want to tell people who saved Jem & Scout Says that Atticus is the best shot in Maycomb
Mr. Dolphus Raymond Rich white guy who prefers to live with black society Has children with his black mistress Pretends to be a crazy drunk Aunt Alexandra Very proud of the Finch family heritage Wants Scout to act like a lady Atticus’ sister Nathan Radley Boo’s brother Plugs the knothole with cement Doesn’t allow Boo to have interaction with others