Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Literature Circle Reading Day: Chapters 7-11 - Section 3: Questioning: Offering Clarification & Avoiding Mis-Reading


Spoiler: [Slang] A remark which reveals important plot elements from books or movies, thus 

denying the reader (of the article) the proper suspense when reading the book or watching 

the movie. 

Today's ten-minute wrap up ended up going a bit off topic, and into interesting territory, territory we have crossed into before, but not in detail. A very conscientious student had a good question regarding the shooting of Tim Johnson, in particular, why Atticus was hiding  his "gun-slinging" skills from Scout and Jem. However, the student was aware that not all of his peers would have reached this part of the reading, and so we danced around the topic before a students who has reached the same part was able to give an answer, "Because Atticus wanted to be respected as a person, not as a 'cool' skill, and he wanted his kids to be the same." A very good answer from the student, as well. 

This led to a conversation about "spoilers" in class, and how students feel about them. Student reaction is mixed, I personally do not mind spoilers, usually they make me want to know more about a piece. Given time restrictions, the issue remained unresolved, but I stated that I will respect spoilers until the day a reading is due, and then all bets are off. 

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Literature Circle Reading Day: Chapters 7-11

Unit 14: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
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Objective: SWBAT analyze the beginning development of the theme of bravery in "To Kill a Mockingbird" through independent reading and individual assignments in preparation for their next literature circle discussion.

Big Idea: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela

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