My students were assigned chapters 23-25 of To Kill a Mockingbird to read for homework, and so I begin class with a reading quiz. I choose five of the the following ten questions for each class, mixing it up just enough to prevent the answers from being spread around the school as the day progresses:
I ask the questions orally and my students record their answers on quarter sheets of scratch paper. Each question is worth two points, so that if a student confuses an answer, but it is obvious he/she has done the reading through his/her answers, then I can give them one point instead of two.
At last, we are ready to watch the trial scene in the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird. This has been a steady build-up, through a variety of lessons, where my students have:
I instruct my students to return to the template they began that asks them to compare the text version of each witness to the film version. As they view the scene, they will record their reactions to each witness as they are portrayed by the actors in the film.