--Pick up the following documents from the front table:
- "15 (Interesting?) Facts about Robert Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird"
- a copy of today’s agenda
Read the facts document quietly and independently as a precursor to today’s film viewing. Then, we will read through today’s agenda together.
S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
Film -- Robert Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird (remainder of class)
--while viewing the film today, bear in mind the following questions--better yet, jot down notes in response to each of the questions! J
- How does the film version stay faithful to the novel? (What’s the same?)
- How does the film version depart from the novel? (What’s different?)
- Do the choices of the director or actor(s) effectively convey the themes of the text? Why/why not/to what extent?
*IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO WORK ON THE NEXT CHUNK OF READING AND/OR YOUR END-OF-COURSE ASSIGNMENT DURING THIS TIME, I WILL ALLOW YOU TO DO SO (SO LONG AS YOU DO SO QUIETLY AND INDEPENDENTLY!). HOWEVER, I WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT DISAPPOINTED IF YOU MISSED OUT ON SUCH AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN CLASSIC FILM!*
HW (Class Preparation)
--Purposefully/actively read pages 166-199 of To Kill a Mockingbird by working through the “To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Study--Purposeful Reading Guide.” Remember that your End-of-Course Assignment pertains to arguing about human nature and includes both Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird. You might want to take additional notes (on Post-its?) accordingly. Review your purposeful/active reading notes and notes from past discussions, as an assessment is "fair game" at any point in time between now and when we finish the novel.
--Continue progressing through your End-of-Course Assignment. Do not let the end of the school year unnecessarily creep up on you! We are scheduled for full blocks with computer access on the following days: Tuesday, 5/24; Wednesday, 6/1; and Friday, 6/3. Plan accordingly! The written portion of the End-of-Course Assignment is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 6/7, which will also be the first day of in-class presentations.
- BRING YOUR END-OF-COURSE ASSIGNMENT MATERIALS TO CLASS DAILY, INCLUDING YOUR COPY OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD AND THE READING GUIDE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THESE MATERIALS MIGHT BE NECESSARY!
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!