1/9-1/10 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


1/10/19 Page ? “Symbolism”

What is symbolism? What are some examples?

Choose a symbol for how you are feeling today. If you cannot think of one, choose an emoji and draw it. Write two sentences explaining WHY that symbol defines how you are feeling today.

Page ____ 1/10/19 Close Reading Steps
Write down 5 steps to do a close reading. Do a close reading of the TKAM passage
To Kill a Mockingbird – close reading of the symbol of the mockingbird
He did not do the things our schoolmates’ fathers did: he never went hunting, he did not play poker or fish or drink or smoke. He sat in the living room and read.
With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary. After my bout with Cecil Jacobs when I committed myself to a policy of cowardice, word got around that Scout Finch wouldn’t fight any more, her daddy wouldn’t let her. This was not entirely correct: I wouldn’t fight publicly for Atticus, but the family was private ground. I would fight anyone from a third cousin upwards tooth and nail. Francis Hancock, for example, knew that.
When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn’t teach us to shoot. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn’t interested in guns. Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

Symbol of Self
Choose a symbol to represent yourself. Describe it to me or draw it in detail. Write THREE sentences that tell me WHY this symbol represents you, and what it means.

HOMEWORK: Read chapter 13 (Quiz tomorrow)


Quiz on chapter 9 through 11

Read chapter 12

Flipgrid assignment

Please ask one “how” or “why” question about your reading. After you ask your question, reply to two of your classmates’ questions with academic and well thought out answers.

FLIPGRID questions and answers are INDIVIDUAL assignments.

One question per person, two answers per person.


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