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  1. To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

  2. Summary A southern lawyer defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. He tries to teach his children and their friends about the proceedings, but the town has other ideas of how things should be judged. (Include)

  3. To Kill A Mockingbird Folder • Three prong folder or binder with pockets • Paper • Pencil and/or pen • Crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils • Creativity

  4. Table of Content Page Author Information 1 Introduction 2 Unidentifiable Words 3 Questions 4 Scout Finch 5 Jem Finch 6 Atticus Finch 7 Boo Radley 8 Miss Maudie 9 (Include)

  5. Table of Content continued • Tom Robinson 10 • Bob Ewell 11 • MayellaEwell 12 • Aunt Alexandra 13 • Dill 14 • Judge Taylor 15 • Mr. Gilmore 16 • Calpurnia 17 • (Include)

  6. Table of Content continued Literary Terms 18 Point of View 19 Characterization 20 Simile 21 Metaphor 22 Allusion 23 Colloquialism 24 Hyperbole 25 Paradox 26 (Include)

  7. Table of Contents continued Idiom 27 Satire 28 Irony 29 Personification 30 Parallel 31 Parallels in the Two Plots 32 Study Guides (Include)

  8. Harper Lee • BornNelle Harper Lee • April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama • Parents: Amasa Coleman and Frances (Finch) Lee • Attended the University of Alabama 1945-1950 • 1947 enrolled in University of Alabama Law School • Attended Oxford University in England as exchange student • Moved to New York City in 1950 • Worked as reservation clerk for Eastern Air Lines and British Overseas Airways. • (Include)

  9. Quit her job and penned the first draft of ToKill A Mockingbird • In 1957, she submitted the manuscript to a publishing house. • Spent two years revising manuscript • Became friends with Truman Capote • Won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961 • Sold 500,000 copies in 10 languages • Never wrote another novel • Still lives in Alabama • (include)

  10. Part One Part Two (Include) Parallel in the Two Plots

  11. Compilation Sheets • You will be compiling information on each character as we read each chapter • Your daily homework will be to update your character compilations. • One sheet per character. • As you read, you should update each character’s sheet as he/she is mentioned. • Example of page setup is on the next slide.

  12. Scout Finch • Physical description • Hobbies • Extra notes • Add a picture • (Include)

  13. Point of View • The perspective, or vantage point, from which a story is told. Three commonly used points of view are first person, omniscient third person, and limited third person.

  14. Characterization • The process by which authors create memorable characters. The two major methods are: • Direct characterization: the author tells what the character is like and what he does. • Indirect characterization: A writer reveals a character’s personality through his or her appearance, words, actions, and effect on others.

  15. Simile • A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas. • Good as gold • Spread like wildfire

  16. Metaphor • A figure of speech where something is described as though it were something else.

  17. Allusion • A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.

  18. Colloquialism • Characteristic of or suitable to the informal language of ordinary conversation or writing.

  19. Hyperbole • Deliberate exaggeration in writing or speaking, used to create and effect.

  20. Paradox • A statement that seems to contradict common belief but may nevertheless be true.

  21. Idiom • The dialect or language characteristic of a certain group, class, trade, or region.

  22. Satire • The use of sarcasm, irony, or wit in ridiculing and denouncing abuses, follies, customs, etc.

  23. Irony • A condition of affairs or events exactly the reverse of what was expected or hoped for.

  24. Personification • A type of figurative language where a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics

  25. Parallel • Displaying the same pattern or course.