Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25

IRT: ~20 minutes
WNB: Atticus explains that he must still defend Tom Robinson even though he knows he will not win the case, arguing that "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win" (76). Sometimes even when we know that we will not succeed, we must still take on a challenge. Defend or challenge Atticus' belief.

Students had about 10 minutes to finish the chapter 20 multiple choice from yesterday, then we went over the answers.

We recapped the scene at the end of chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird where Atticus and Uncle Jack are discussing the upcoming trial and how it might impact the family (pages 87-89). Students worked with their groups to find connections to the idea of "madness" in the passage. Then they responded to the following:

  • Explain how chapters 9 and 10 are juxtaposed (placed close together for contrasting effect). 
  • How do these chapters foreshadow and symbolize the idea of "madness"?
All of this work was done as notes. We will continue this conversation tomorrow.

Students should read the essay, "On the Greatness of Scout" by Anna Quindlen, for tomorrow. 

Also, bring your iPad tomorrow!!!

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