To Kill a Mockingbird - WordPress.com

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD By Harper Lee MONDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2015 Hello! Today marks the beginning of the third six weeks! Pick up your handouts on the way in. Skim over your six weeks calendar. Take out your novels, journals, and something to write with. *Honors classes- your novel permission slips are due TOMORROW!

Prompt Analysis & Prewriting HOW DOES CHARACTER REVEAL THEME? Prompt Analysis: 1. Information to get you thinking about the topic. 2. Your writing task. 1

Through words and actions, a character can come to life for the reader. In Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird, the author draws a vivid picture of 2the character of Atticus Finch as he responds to conflict. In a well-developed, multi-paragraph essay, discuss how the character of Atticus reveals CharacterizaLees ideas about social justice. Support your claim with evidence tion from the text. How How does does CHARACTER CHARACTER reveal reveal

THEME? THEME? Theme Establishing Theme Through Characterization Atticus is (adjective form) Thematic idea (noun form) Brave Bravery Establishing Theme Through Characterization Now we will write THEMATIC STATEMENTS based

on the claims about Atticus. Teacher Model: In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea brave that ry Thematic is demonstrated by standing up for what Idea is right Write a claim about the thematic idea. even though others may condemn one for it . Add a qualifying clause [when, because, unless, even, so that, if] to explain what the novel

teaches about the thematic idea. Your Turn: Pick two more thematic ideas and write out a full thematic statement for each. Locating Textual Evidence Thematic Idea: Textual Evidence: Commentary: Context of the Evidence: Textual Evidence: Context of the Evidence: Commentary:

Thesis vs. Thematic Statement Thesis Statement Thematic Statement A sentence in an essay that provides a claim that must be proven in the essay. A statement about a universal truth revealed in a work of literature. When you have a prompt, your thesis MUST respond to that prompt!

You might include a thematic statement in the thesis IF the prompt calls for it. Thesis Thematic Statement Statement s s Thesis Statement Through words and actions, a character can come to life for the reader. In Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird, the author draws a vivid picture of the character of Atticus Finch as he responds to conflict. In a well-developed, multi-paragraph

essay, discuss how the character of Atticus reveals Lees ideas about social justice. Support your claim with specific evidence from the text. The big question: The character of Atticus reveals WHAT about social justice? The answer: Your thesis statement. Thesis Statement To Kill a , Mockingbird Title of Novel, Italicized or Underlined of uses the character to

Atticus In that Harper Lee The Name of the Author reveal Marker Verbreveal, explore, portray, convey, suggest The Subject/Abstract Element from . the Prompt The Abstracttone, theme, purposethe writers opinion about the

subject that must be proven FOR THIS PROMPT: What does Harper Lee REVEAL ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE? Body Paragraphs Preparing for a Timed Essay What to do before you walk into my room on Tuesday: What you should NOT do: Complete your PREWRITING PACKET:

Thesis statement written. Textual evidence gathered (including context for embedding) Commentary (this may not be completely written, but you should have some abstract ideas prepared) A full understanding of the structure for your essay.

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