Friday, March 24, 2017


Over the weekend/ in MSIP,complete the symbols worksheet. You need to have both the mockingbird and mad dog done for Monday. Also, make sure you have the reflection sheet done for your paragraph. 

Finally, review for your test on Tuesday. Review your literary terms, parts of speech, and paragraph details based on what my feedback of yours. I'll show another example of a strong literary paragraph on Monday.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


We have been looking at a variety of contextual information pieces that are meant to help a reader understand the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and its significance as a literary text. What have you learned and how has your learning helped you understand the novel more?  Discuss your response to this question including some of the following items:


1.       Refer to a minimum of 3 of the pieces of information we have looked at including: Harper Lee’s biography, life during the Depression, Racism within the Southern United States (Jim Crow Laws), the Scotsboro Boys Trial, and any of the Classis Trials where there was a miscarriage of justice due to race, gender, religion, or age.

2.       Include your comments regarding your initial views of the novel and how your learning about these aspects above help you understand what it was that Harper Lee was trying to say through her telling of Scout’s experiences with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson.

Monday, March 20, 2017


For homework/MSIP today, you are to do the following:


1.       Be ready for the test/quiz tomorrow on your understanding of To Kill a Mockingbird.

2.       Finish the handout on Classic Trials done on Friday before the break.  The articles are posted on the door to our classroom (room 90) and I am working on getting a digital copy to you.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


No additional homework tonight other than reading your novel.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Hello everyone!

Due to my absence yesterday and the snow day today, I am extending the paragraph due date to Thursday. This way you can ask me any questions tomorrow.


Friday, March 3, 2017


Good copy of paragraphs are due on Wednesday, March 8. That means typed, formatted properly, and printed at the start of class. Please see me outside of class time before the deadline if you have any questions. Please refer to your Paragraph Checklist and Rubric  to help guide you.