Monday, November 28, 2016

Exploring Nonfiction Reader Response

Reader Response
e questions
1- Write a summary of what you read in your book recently. 

2- Copy a short passage that you found to be interesting. Explain what made it interesting for you. 

3- Explain some of the things that you have learned so far that you are not likely to forget in the near future.

Happy Writing:)

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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Gratitude Blog

What are you grateful for this year? Life can be challenging, but expressing gratitude for things we have in life can actually make you a happier person. It's almost Thanksgiving, so take this time to express your gratitude for those in your life, the opportunities you have been given and/or the things you are lucky to have in your life.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TKAM Setting

Review Harper Lee’s descriptions of Maycomb from your novel To Kill A Mockingbird.
You will be selecting a photograph that represents your idea of Maycomb, AL based on Harper Lee’s description.

Incorporating the different criteria from the Visual Literacy Guide, write a thoughtful, thorough, and well constructed response relating the photograph to Maycomb, AL.
Make sure to include:

  • The image of the photograph you have selected for analysis (make sure to cite your photograph)
  • Your written analysis

Article of the Week Impressions

Today you were updated by your peers as to what is currently happening in the world.  Now take a moment to reflect upon your impressions of what you have learned from the array of articles in at least two well written paragraphs, using evidence from your graphic organizer.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weekly Topic

For your blog this week you have two options, which are explained below. Make sure whichever one you chose that you have a well written, thoughtful response that is at least three paragraphs in length.

First Option: Independent Reading

Based on what you are currently reading or have just finished reading, spend time analyzing and/or reflecting on what you have read. This should not be a summary of your book. You may spend one paragraph updating the reader as to what you have read, but the other paragraphs must be focused on something else. Please look at these Question Prompts to get an idea.


Second Option: Election Reflection

  • What are your thoughts on this election in general?
  • What are your thoughts on the election results?
  • Would you like to be more involved in politics? If so, how?
  • Some of you will be voting in the NEXT election! Are you excited? Why or why not?
  • What are some issues you think are most important/interesting in relation to the election?