To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter Responses
Divide your section in half (or by the number of members in your group). For your partial section complete the following:
1. Write a detailed summary of your section.
Highlight the significant events, characters and settings of your section. (Full-text will be submitted - point form notes will be created for the class handout)
2. Document 5 significant quotations on the quotation template provided. (Quotes should be provided in this template format, on your handout)
For the full reading section each student will complete the following:
Chose one form of reading response to complete and present * Each member of the group must choose a different type of reading response (contextual, current connection, or imager/symbolism and theme) * full-text version submitted (minimum 500 words) – point form notes on handout
a. Contextual (Relating to issues of the era)
Considering the background topics we researched prior to reading, discuss how these issue relate to the text. Use explicit examples from the context (history) and the text (To Kill a Mockingbird). Discuss 2 topics taken from the presentations, making significant inference between what you are reading and the context: Slave Trade, KKK, The Underground Railroad, American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, Jim Crow Laws, The Southern US, Black Tuesday and The Great Depression, The Role of Women in the South (1930s), Scottsboro Trials, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Emmett Till, Harper Lee.
b. Current Connections (Self, Text and World)
Considering your own personal knowledge of events/situations that you have experienced, seen in other texts (stories, novels, movies, television, etc.), or know about current issues (post 1960s – i.e. O.J. Simpson Trials, US Housing Crash, etc.), discuss two explicit connections to the text (To Kill a Mockingbird), making inferences about issues.
c. Imagery/Symbolism and Theme (Setting, etc.)
Considering descriptions of setting, character, plot, objects, etc. discuss the imagery and symbolism and theme in the text. How do these contribute to your understanding of the story, foreshadow future situations, and relate to broader issues beyond the text.
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