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Level:   “ I Read but didn’t totally get it”

TKAM Chapters 14-17 Comprehension/Analysis

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Number

Type of thinking

 

 

1

 

 

INFERENCE

 

Create a T chart for Dolphus Raymond. Record the rumors about Mr. Raymond on one side of the chart and what the children learn about Mr. Raymond talking and interacting with him outside of the court house.

What inferences can be made about the type of person Dolphus Raymond is?

 

 

2

 

 

   comprehension

 

Read pages 223-227. List the 3 most IMPORTANT facts that are revealed from the testimony of Heck Tate. Focus on what Atticus feels Heck Tate failed to do in one of your facts.

 

 

3

 

 

application

 

Draw a picture of Tom Robinson based on the description from the middle of page 248 to the middle of page 249.

 

 

4

 

 

Analysis

 

 

Dissect Mr. Ewell’s testimony (pages 227-238). Create a table in which you record 2 of Mr.Ewell’s direct quotes and state what the reader learns about his personality from each quote.

 

 

5

 

 

synthesis

 

Read the middle of page 228. Compare and contrast the description of the one corner of the Ewell’s yard with the rest of the yard. You may use words or draw a picture.

 

 

6

 

 

SYNTHESIS

How does Bob Ewell explain to Atticus why he did not call a doctor to examine Mayella? What is Atticus implying by asking both Heck Tate and Bob Ewell this question? What other details in Bob Ewell’s description of the incident are most important to Atticus?

 

 


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A Roll of The Dice

Level:   “ I read and understood what I read”

TKAM Chapters 14-17 Comprehension/Analysis

  Number

   Type of thinking

 

 

1

 

 

knowledge

Find a passage from TKAM Chapter 15 & 16 that addresses the herd/mob mentality and people acting like wild animals. What is Harper Lee trying to communicate in the passage?

 

2

 

 

comprehension

 

Explain what Judge Taylor means in this quote: “There has been a request, that this courtroom be cleared of spectators, or at least of women and children, a request that will    be denied for the time being.  People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for, and they have the right to subject their children to it, but I can assure you of one thing: you will receive what you see and hear in silence in this courtroom.”

 

 

3

 

 

application

Similes and Metaphors are comparisons used to create an image which helps readers see and understand things in new ways.  In chapters 16-17, Lee compares Judge Taylor, Bob Ewell, and Mayella Ewell to certain animals.  Record the character and write the animal to whom it was compared and discuss what Lee is saying about the character’s personality by using this comparison.

 

4

 

 

Analysis

 

 

Dissect Mr. Ewell’s testimony (pages 227-238). As the reader, what assumptions/conclusions about Mr. Ewell can we make from his words/actions. Create a table in which you record 3 of Mr. Ewell’s words/actions and make an assumption about his life or personality based on each example.

 

 

5

 

 

syNthesis

 Read the bottom of page 170. What about the Ewell’s yard surprises the citizens of Maycomb? Why is this so shocking?  What do you think the flowers symbolize?

 

6

 

evaluation

 Re-read Scout’s description of the Ewell family on page 170. Decide if you agree or disagree with Scout. What, if anything, should be done about families like the Ewells? Do the citizens of Maycomb have an obligation to support people like the Ewells?