Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TKAM - Found Poetry

Write a found poem that represents a character and their beliefs or a character through the beliefs of others as present in To Kill a Mockingbird. You must produce 15-20 lines of key words or phrases. Once your poem is finished, please write an explanation of your poem in paragraph form in the commenting section of your blog.

Think of the process in which we went through for our found poem in class.

"What real courage is..."
By Mrs. Larson's class

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TKAM - Character Relationships

By the close of Chapter 9, Lee has introduced most of the major characters in the book. One way the reader comes to know these characters is through their interaction with Scout. These interactions help to show how each character resembles or differs from Scout.

Characters who reflect aspects of Scout's own character are known as alter egos. Those who are sharply different serve as foils. 

A careful study of these character relationships help to show the network of personalities in Maycomb and how they shape Scout's life.

Think about the two characters in each pair below.  Note at least two ways they are alike and two ways they are different. From there, decide what relationship each has with Scout and what effect they have on her. You only need to choose one pair to blog about.

Character pairs:
1- Dill and Francis
2- Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack
3- Mr. Avery and Miss Maudie
4- Miss Maudie and Calpurnia
5- Aunt Alexandra and Atticus

a. Similarities to each other
b. Differences from each other
c. Relationship to Scout
d. Effect on Scout.