Objective: E/LA R.9.4: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
E/LA 9-10.W.1: Write routinely over a variety of time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences; apply reading standards to support analysis, reflection, and research by drawing evidence from literature and nonfiction texts.
1. Bellringer: Explain why I chose these titles for Chapters 25 & 26:
Ch. 25: Like a Giant with a Big Foot Just Came Along
Ch. 26: Too Surprised to Cry
2. Freewrite. You will be given 15 minutes to respond to this question.
Which character do you like best and why?
Think about how your character has responded to different situations. Has your character grown in this novel? Use adjectives to describe your character and be sure to explain why you chose each adjective.
3. Five minutes to revise; proofread and edit your freewrite.
4. Read Chapters 27 & 28. For each chapter, pull one quote and write one discussion question. Here are examples:
1. "I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them" (Lee 182).
--> What did Miss Maudie mean when she said this? (text + me)