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TKAM Chapter 1. Based on chapter 1 , Scout seems to understand much of what’s going on around her. Explain your stance using evidence from the book. This evidence does not have to be directly cited. No more than ½ page. Topic Sentence ( rephrase prompt ) Assertion ( introduce evidence )

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based on chapter 1 scout seems to understand much of what s going on around her
Based on chapter 1, Scout seems to understand much of what’s going on around her.
  • Explain your stance using evidence from the book. This evidence does not have to be directly cited. No more than ½ page.
  • Topic Sentence (rephrase prompt)
  • Assertion (introduce evidence)
  • Evidence (example from book)
  • Elaboration (explain quote)
  • Elaboration (if necessary)
  • Conclusion (restate/reword topic sentence)
  • Why do you think the children call their father his name, Atticus?
Pg. 6
  • Describe the setting.

The narrator describes the cook, Calpurnia, on the bottom of page 6 and top of page 7. Does this description seem reliable? Why/why not?

page 7
Page 7
  • Compare and contrast Scout and Jem’s feelings about their mother.
Pg. 7
  • How old is Scout as she begins the story?

Why would Lee choose to have the story told through the eyes of a child? What are the benefits/setbacks to this?

Pg. 9
  • Make a prediction about Dill’s father. Why does Dill blush?
pg 10 11
Pg. 10-11
  • How true can we assume the rumors about the Radley place are? Why?
pg 12 13
Pg 12-13
  • Explain what Mr. Radley is like as a father.

“Atticus said no, it wasn’t that sort of thing, that there were other ways of making people into ghosts” (Lee14).

  • What does this mean?

“Miss Stephanie Crawford said he was so upright he took the word of God as his only law, and we believed her, because Mr. Radley’s posture was ramrod straight” (Lee 14).

  • What does this statement show you about Scout?
pg 17
Pg. 17
  • Reread the discussion about making a turtle come out. Again, what does this show about Scout?
page 21 22
Page 21 & 22
  • Describe Miss Caroline.
  • What’s she look like?
  • Where is she from?
  • How old is she?
  • What’s with her teaching method?
page 23 24
Page 23/24
  • Explain how Scout (Jean Louise) learned to read and write.
  • What does Miss Caroline think of this?
page 24
Page 24
  • Dewey Decimal system?
meet melvil dewey 1851 1931
Meet Melvil Dewey (1851-1931)
  • Librarian
  • Created the Dewey Decimal System
meet john dewey 1859 1952
Meet John Dewey (1859-1952)
  • Education Reformist.
  • Believed that students thrive in an environment where they are allowed to experience and interact with the curriculum.
page 25
Page 25
  • Describe Walter Cunningham.
  • Education? Race? Class?
page 26
Page 26
  • “Miss Caroline, he’s a Cunningham” (Lee 26).
  • “You’re shaming him, Miss Caroline” (Lee 28).
  • What’s this show you about Scout and Maycomb?
pages 28 29
Pages 28 & 29
  • What’s Miss Caroline do as a result of Scout speaking up on Walter’s behalf? What did Scout THINK she was going to do?
  • Was this punishment justified?
page 29
Page 29
  • At the end of the chapter, Miss Caroline is left crying at her desk. Where’d she go wrong?
page 31
Page 31
  • What does Walter’s dialect show you about his education?
  • Why can’t he pass 1st grade?
page 33
Page 33
  • “He aint company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham!”
  • What’s this show you about Scout?
scout and cal love hate
Scout and Cal: Love/Hate
  • Who was right in the fight between Cal and Scout?
  • What does Scout’s outburst show you about her?
page 34 35
Page 34-35
  • What’s a cootie?
  • Describe Burris Ewell.
  • Is he smart?
page 38 scout and cal love hate
Page 38 Scout and Cal: Love/Hate
  • How has Scout and Cal’s relationship changed?
  • Why do you think Cal offers Scout a treat?
miq page 39
  • First of all, he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point a view– until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”
page 40 41
Page 40-41
  • Describe the Ewell family.
  • Where do they live?
  • What’s Mr. Bob Ewell like?
page 41 42
Page 41-42
  • Examine how Atticus speaks to his 6 year old daughter, Why do you think he does this?
page 44 46
Page 44-46
  • In the tree…
dill s father page 48
Dill’s Father: Page 48
  • Taller than Atticus
  • Black pointy beard
  • President of the L&N railroad
the tire incident page 50
The Tire Incident: Page 50
  • Why does Jem push Scout harder than normal?
  • Where does she end up?
  • Who retrieves the tire?
page 50
Page 50
  • “Scout sometimes you act so much like a girl it’s mortifyin’” (Lee 50).
  • What’s the significance of this quote?
51 52
  • The children start playing “Boo Radley.” How do you play this game?
  • Scout lists TWO reasons for wanting to stop the “Boo Radley”game. What were the reasons?