Film -- Robert Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird (remainder of class)
--while continuing to view the film today, bear in mind the following questions--better yet, jot down notes in response to each of the questions!
- 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?
*AS THE FILM IS PLAYING, I WILL RETURN YOUR LAST TWO NOVEL ASSESSMENTS SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PERFORMANCE AND ENGAGE IN SELF-REFLECTION. PLEASE PLACE BOTH ASSESSMENTS IN THE BLACK BASKET ON THE FRONT TABLE BEFORE LEAVING.*
HW (Class Preparation)
--If, for some unspeakable reason, you have not yet finished purposefully/actively reading To Kill a Mockingbird, please do so over the long weekend. Review your purposeful/active reading notes and notes from past discussions, as another assessment is "fair game" at any point in time between now and the end of the course.
--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 two more full blocks with computer access on the following days: 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!