return to daily calendar (click back arrow)To Kill a Mockingbird – Daily Reading GuideName _____________________________    

Chapter(s) 8 – 9 p. 85 - 117    Date _______Task 1: Character Analysis:

Comment on how Harper Lee uses the events and characters of chapter eight to reveal more of life in the small town of Maycomb.    In chapter nine, why is Scout fighting?  Why is Atticus defending Tom Robinson?

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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: In Chapter Nine, Atticus tells his brother Jack, “you know what’s going to happen as well as I do, Jack, and I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all without catching Maycomb’s usual disease.”  Comment on what you think he means.

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Task 4: Journal Response:  In Chapter Nine the use of the N-Word becomes more frequent.  What is your reaction when you come across the N-Word in a piece of literature?  For example, can you describe your feelings about how Harper Lee has used the N-Word so far in To Kill a Mockingbird?  What kind of reaction do you have when you hear someone use the N-Word (at school, in your neighborhood, in movies, on TV?   Do you believe it is ok for people (anyone) to use the N-Word?  Why?  Why not? (Write at least 8 - 10 sentences)