Monthly Archives: March 2014
Please read Chapters 6 and 7 in TKAM and complete the Socratic Seminar Packet for Monday.
Chapter Six and Seven Seminar Questions
1. Describe the latest scheme in the “Boo Radley” game. How has the tone of the “game” changed?
2. How does Miss Stephanie Crawford represent the ignorance of the time period in the scene after the gunshot in the garden?
3. How does Jem’s outlook on life begin to shift after the gunshot in the garden? What is bothering him about his behavior?
4. What does the plugging up of the knothole in the tree represent to the children? To the gift giver?
5. Why does Jem cry at the end of Chapter Seven?
Please read Chapter 5 in TKAM and complete the Socratic Seminar Packet for tomorrow.
Chapter Five Seminar Question (Suggestions)
1. Why is it significant that Miss Maudie is a gardener? How does this passion translate to her outlook on life?
2. What lessons does Scout learn from Miss Maudie about Arthur (Boo) Radley, his family, and their religious beliefs?
3. What insights do we gain into Dill’s character from the fact that he lies so well and so often?
4. Describe the latest scheme in the “Boo Radley” game. Has the intention of the children changed? If so, how and why?
Please read Chapter 3 in TKAM and complete the Socratic Seminar Packet for tomorrow.
Chapter Three Seminar Questions:
1. What is the most memorable scene of the day and what does it signify?
2. What lesson does Scout begrudgingly learn from Calpurnia? What impression does this give us of Calpurnia and of the Finch family?
3. Describe the Ewell family. What type of a class system is beginning to become apparent in Maycomb?
4. What compromise does Atticus make with Scout? How is this a reflection on or a representation of their relationship?
Please read Chapters 1 and 2 in To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) for class on Monday.