MCAS mathematics was today, and A, B, and C classes had time to read To Kill a Mockingbird through the end of the trial (chapter twenty-one).
HW Eng: Read and enjoy your quarter four choice text.
Wednesday, May 15, Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17
words of the day: eureka and unmitigated
We watched the trial scene in To Kill a Mockingbird, and students wrote a sentence to describe Scout's behavior with a connotative adjective and connotative adverb and completed a primer on interjections.
Students had a fishbowl discussion in A, B, and C classes, using the completed, written analysis of how the trial is deeply unjust.
The fishbowl questions are as follows:
- What are signs in the text and in the film that Tom Robinson's trial is deeply unjust?
- What is one word describing any aspect of the sham trial that stands out to you about the history and language? And what is the part of speech of that word? My example is the adjective unmitigated.
With additional time for reading TKAM, here are some essential reader focuses to hold in mind as you complete the novel.
HW Eng: Pace your reading to finish TKAM by Tuesday, May 21. Keep in mind the reader focuses on the blog (above).