Due Date: Wednesday, May 17
Minimum Words: 500 of your own words, not counting quotations.
Note: Be sure you are using a lens and continually returning to the text. Feel free to refer to class discussions.
Helpful links: Sample Reader's Notebook from CIS Literature* | Critical Lens notecards | Reading Schedule | Reader's Notebook Instructions | Spark Notes
For this blog, try to move beyond just the reader response lens - just your reactions to the text. Instead, try to connect your reactions to something else, make observations and predictions, comparisons and contrasts, or use a different lens to shape your entry.
The most important thing to remember is that you should constantly refer to the text. Quote passages and paraphrase scenes.
Here are some questions or ideas you can look at tho get started if you are stuck:
- Why is the book even called "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
- Analyze Boo Radley's role in the novel.
- What makes Atticus the way he is. What is his role in Maycomb?
- How do characters change throughout the novel? How do they remain the same?
- What's the role of family in the novel? Pay attention to Ms. Alexandra.
- Take a look at these Book Club questions if you're really stuck.