Thursday, October 6, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee Lesson plan pages 3-6

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the classics of our time.  It tells us our story, the story of growing up, racism in the American South.


In this series we will read together this wonderful novel, explore it's issues


Key Terms
assauged- went away, not important.
sweltering - too hot to move
 Mule  - cross between a horse and a donkey
 talcum powder
ambled - to walk very slowly
 shuffled the feet can't even raise the feet from the ground
vague   not defined very well
 optimism - the belief that things will get better

Pronunciation
 residential res I den chul

Questions
Which terms does the author use to describe the summer in Maycomb?
How do we feel when it is raining?
What do the words "Nothing to fear but fear itself mean?
How does it feel to live in Maycomb town?
Would you like to live there?
Background information :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings
https://www.ruralswalabama.org/attraction/st-stephens-historical-park-near-st-stephens-al/


 Homework:  Write about the environment of Maycomb town.  The weather, the attitude of the people.




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