Hello, sophomores. Below are the SEVEN options from which you may select for this writing assignment. Your writing must be at least 300 words. All work is due by Wednesday, May 1, at 8 PM. Please do not submit late work.
Be sure you submit your work here ONLY AFTER you have read each sentence aloud to ensure clarity. Work that you did not proofread carefully will not be counted or posted here. Let me know if you have a question about this.
REMEMBER: For example… Because… Claim Support Interpret… For each claim you make, you must use strong supporting details. Organize your work into paragraphs. Write well! Think hard! Be original! DEEP down to the bottom of the iceberg…
ALSO, you are assigned to write a comment to at least one other student about what he/she has written. Your comment is due by Thursday, May 2, at 9 PM.
1) Explain the connection between Tom Robinson and the title of the novel. Consider two different, specific connections using strong details as you explain your interpretation.
2) At the end of Chapter 23, Jem explains to Scout why he believes Boo stays inside. Jem is now beginning to show a great deal of maturity and insight. What are the two most significant lessons Jem has learned in the novel? Provide strong, specific details to support your two claims. Go deep with your interpretation.
3) To what extent is Mayella Ewell a mockingbird? To what extent is she a bluejay? Provide specific details as you explain your interpretation.
4) In Chapter 19, Scout tells Dill that Atticus is “the same in the courtroom as he is on the public streets.” What are two specific character traits that Atticus displays from Chapter 19 to the end of the novel? Provide specific details as you explain your interpretation.
5) Mrs. Dubose is prominent in Chapter 11 and then leaves the story when she dies. Explain two important connections between her story and the events in Part Two of the novel. Provide specific details as you explain your interpretation.
6) Which character learns the most significant lesson in this novel? What is the lesson and what are the specific circumstances surrounding it? Why does this lesson matter?
7) Who or what poses the greatest danger in the novel—and to whom? Provide specific details as you explain your interpretation.