Listen to the audiobook while you read along! Check out the TKAM Audiobook page to find the videos for each chapter on YouTube.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015·      Vocab 18 Quiz·      Introduce TKAM Teacher Project–       Students get in groups-       Divy up research tasks·      Go to bookroom for To Kill a Mockingbird·      Read chapters 1 and 2 as a class·      Read chapter three as homework!
Friday, March 13th, 2015·      Chapter three comprehension quiz (30 minute timed writing)

  • What is the purpose of Walter’s character in To Kill a Mockingbird? Write an essay defending your response. 

·      Read chapters 4-5 as a class

·      Read chapters 6-7 as homework!

·      Group research for the rest of the period

Wednesday, March 18th 2015·      Vocab 19 Quiz·      Chapter six and seven comprehension quiz (30 minute timed writing) – Review the Timed Writing Guidelines before class!

  • Write an essay analyzing how Harper Lee builds suspense in the novel, particularly in chapter six. You may focus specifically on her use of diction and foreshadowing, or on anything else you feel contributes to the suspense of the chapter. 

·      Read chapter 8 as a class

·      Read chapters 9-10 as homework!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015ALL 11TH GRADE STUDENTS TAKE THE SCIENCE SBA FROM 8:00 -11:00·      1st period: report to E123 at 8:00·      5th period: report to the back of the library at 8:00o   When you return to 5th period, you will work on group research
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 1st period meet in F3135th period meet in H202·      Chapter nine and ten comprehension quiz (30 minute timed writing) Review the Timed Writing Guidelines before class!

  • The final sentence of chapter nine reads, “But I never figured out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until many years later that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said” (101). Write an essay explaining the meaning of this sentence and how it might be important to the story. 

·      Read chapter 11 as homework!

·      Research with group for remainder of class

Friday, March 27th, 20151st Period meet in F3135th Period meet in H202·     Vocab 20 quiz·      Work with group to finalize presentations
Monday, April 6th, 2015·Read Chapter 12 as a classAnswer chapter 12 discussion questions
Wednesday, April 7th, 2015·      Discuss Timed Writings – specifically thesis statements and topic sentences. 

  • Select one of the essays you’ve written so far and revise it to meet the timed writing requirements outlined in the timed writing guidelines.

Read chapter 14 as homework!

Friday, April 10th, 2015·Vocab 21 Quiz
Monday, April 13th, 2015·      PARCC EOY Testing 1st Period in Library5th Period in E111
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 (1st period only)PARCC EOY Testing in Library
Friday, April 17th, 2015·5th Period – PARCC EOY Testing in E111

1st period

Vocab 22 Quiz

Timed writing: Write an essay analyzing Judge Taylor’s attitude to his job. Does he take the trial seriously, or not? Cite evidence from the book and evidence from what you’ve learned from the group presentations to support your claims.

Read chapters 17 -18 as homework!

Monday, April 20th, 2015 (5th period only)5th periodVocab 22 QuizTimed writing: Write an essay analyzing Judge Taylor’s attitude to his job. Does he take the trial seriously, or not? Cite evidence from the book and evidence from what you’ve learned from the group presentations to support your claims.

Read chapters 17 -18 as homework!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015·Group Presentations – Groups 1, 2, and 3
Friday, April 24th, 2015·Group Presentations – Groups 4, 5, and 6

  • Read chapter 19 as homework!
Monday, April 27th, 2015

·Vocab 23 Quiz

·Read chapters 20-21 aloud

Introduce Final Project – PSA Campaign

Read chapters 22-24 as homework

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 ·      5th period EOC
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 ·      1st period EOC
Monday, May 4th, 2015·      Read chapters 25-27 aloud as classIntro to PSAs BlendSpace·      Read chapters 28-29 as homework!
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015Persuasion in PSAs BlendSpaceRead chapters 30-31 aloud as a class
Friday, May 8th, 2015·Vocab 24 Quiz·PSA Proposal dueHandout Vocabulary Review Packet (due as extra credit on May 18th)
Monday, May 11th, 2015·      Work on final project
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015·      Work on final project
Friday, May 15th, 2015·      Work on final project
Monday, May 18th, 2015 – C Day·      Final Part 1: Vocabulary·      Vocabulary Review Packets Due
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 – 5th period final·      Final Presentations (approximately 3-5 minutes each)
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 – 1st period final·      Final presentations (approximately 3-5 minutes each)
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 – Final Make-Ups·      Final presentation make-ups

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