We have begun studying To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This blog assignment is due by Wednesday, March 20, at 10 PM. As always, please be in touch with Ms. A if you have any questions.
Your work is due here by 10 PM on Wednesday, March 20. Please take time to share your best work. Proofread ALOUD to ensure clarity, thoroughness, and accuracy. Your writing must be 250-300 words—minimum. Use strong supporting details from the novel. DEPTH of ideas is far more important than BREADTH. Swim way below the surface of the ocean to the deep part of the iceberg. THINK BIG! WRITE WELL! SUPPORTING DETAILS (not general statements) MATTER MOST!
Select from one of these options:
1) Watch this video: http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_lesser_take_the_other_to_lunch.html
First, in your interpretation, briefly discuss the message in Elizabeth Lesser’s speech. (Provide support for your claim.)
Second, explain one or two deep connections between Lesser’s speech and what you have read so far in To Kill a Mockingbird. (Provide support for your claims.) You may consider a specific motif that both works have in common.
2) Look closely at the endings of Chapters 1-8. Read each of the last paragraphs. Which ending is most interesting and entertaining? Support your selection by discussing its importance to the rest of the novel. In your writing, you can consider how the scene shows character development, how the scene displays an important motif, and how the scene enhances your understanding and enjoyment of the novel.
3) JUSTICE. Discuss how the concept of justice is present and absent in the novel so far. Provide two specific, in-depth examples.
4) WISDOM. Discuss how the concept of wisdom is present and absent in the novel so far. Provide two specific, in-depth examples.
5) Look closely at the photograph “Child and Her Mother,” taken by the famous Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange in 1939. Explain your response to this photo and make a meaningful, specific connection to the novel.