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To Kill a Mockingbird – Daily Reading Guide

Name _____________________________             Chapter(s)     10 – 11     Date _______

Task 1: Character Analysis: How does Jem’s view of Atticus change in light of  the shooting of “old Tim Johnson”?
What two important lessons does Miss Maudie teach Jem about Atticus in chapter ten?

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Task 2: Actively Question the Text: Write down any TWO questions you have based on the day’s reading.

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Task 3: Prediction: What kind of challenges will Jem (and Scout) face in Part Two?

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Task 4: Journal Response (AFTER READING CHAPTER ELEVEN):  Chapter eleven centers on Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, described earlier as “the meanest old woman who ever lived,” but at chapter’s end Atticus says “she was the bravest person [he has] ever known.” What lesson does Jem learn from his time with Mrs. Dubose?  Have you known someone like Mrs. Dubose? What have you learned from someone who has lived with or is living with serious illness?  What have you learned from the death of someone you knew/loved? (Write 8 - 10 sentences in response)