Week 5 10-6-2022


Complete Caught-yas 77 & 78. After rewriting the sentences, watch the videos below and make any corrections that you missed.

In case you missed it, here is 76 which we did in class.

Write your To Kill a Mockingbird essay

As a reminder, the essay question is “A recurring symbol in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the story Atticus tells his children, ‘…it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ Many characters in the book could be considered mockingbirds. Analyze this metaphor by choosing three characters and explaining how each is a mockingbird. Use textual evidence to support your analysis.”

This paper should be 2 to 4 pages long. Please refer to your MLA style guide cheat sheet handout from last week/two weeks ago for proper citation procedures. You are also required to provide a “Works Cited” page, even if you only quote from one book. Also, refer to the “Essay Rubric” handout as well a the “Literary Analysis Essay Structure” handout to help you organize your thoughts in a flowing, coherent manner. You are required to consult with your writing mentor for this essay.

Write your paper, send it to your writing mentor, meet with them and go over their suggestions, revise your paper, and then turn in your original paper marked up by your mentor AND your final revised version on October 13th.

Start reading Silas Marner

Read chapters 1-9 (pages 1-73). Don’t be afraid to read it slow until your brain catches up to the rhythm and flow of Georg Eliot’s writing style. Feel free to look up any vocabulary you don’t know. (This may actually benefit you next week in class!!)

For each chapter, write a 2-3 sentence summary/narrative of what has happened in the plot. Make a list of any ideas that come up in the chapters you may think will be important later on – such as money, family, friendship, honesty, social class, betrayal, chickens, etc.  Be ready to share and discuss your summaries AND your ideas/predictions.