Inquiring Mind of the English Teacher Kind
Inquiring Mind of the English Teacher Kind
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Save time without sacrificing rigor by utilizing resources designed for teachers to measure their students' skills in areas such as close reading, analytical thinking, and creative writing.

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Support the development of close reading skills with this worksheet composed of challenging questions designed to help high school students analyze chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. An answer key is provided. Made for Google Drive, these instructional materials save teachers valuable time at home without sacrificing rigor in the classroom.

This resource may serve as the basis for small-group discussions. Through these discussions, students decode language and pose/respond to questions relating to plot, broad topics, and character development, demonstrating an ability to analyze how complex characters transform and advance the plot and themes by applying logic and citing compelling, meaningful textual evidence. They will also evaluate their peers’ reasoning and use of rhetoric to advance claims, clarifying or challenging unclear ideas. Using this resource for structured guidance, students will present information, conclusions, and supporting textual evidence clearly, concisely, and appropriately, thereby helping their peers comprehend their thinking.

Copyright restrictions prohibit the inclusion of the complete chapter, so the purchaser is responsible for providing students with access to the novel.

More specifically, students will be able to:

  • Articulate what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Explain the significance of a given detail
  • Write with clarity, logic, and precision
  • Cite relevant textual evidence in support of claims
  • Identify the factors that contributed to the “placid week” preceding the mob incident
  • Analyze what the fact that “Jem would struggle…through the speeches of Henry W. Grady” suggests about his character development
  • Analyze how complex characters interact
  • Explore the shift in tone once Scout approaches Mr. Cunningham
  • Demonstrate understanding of the literary device paradox
  • Analyze Mr. Underwood’s values set
  • Articulate a significant misunderstanding Atticus has about his own community
  • Explore how Atticus demonstrates courage
  • Identify and explain an example of dramatic irony

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To Kill a Mockingbird Chs. 14-15 Quiz & Close Reading Bundle

Save time and maintain rigor with these printable resources supporting reading comprehension and analysis of *To Kill a Mockingbird* by Harper Lee (chapters 14-15). General comprehension quizzes are included, as are rigorous close reading activities and vocabulary development resources. These materials may be used to facilitate differentiated instruction in the classroom. Answer keys are provided. This resource may serve as the basis for small-group discussions. Through these discussions, students decode language and pose/respond to questions relating to plot, broad topics, and character development, demonstrating an ability to analyze how complex characters transform and advance the plot and themes by applying logic and citing compelling, meaningful textual evidence. They will also evaluate their peers’ reasoning and use of rhetoric to advance claims, clarifying or challenging unclear ideas. Using this resource for structured guidance, students will present information, conclusions, and supporting textual evidence clearly, concisely, and appropriately, thereby helping their peers comprehend their thinking. Copyright restrictions prohibit the inclusion of the complete literary works, so the purchaser is responsible for providing students with access to the novel. By engaging in these exercises, students will: * Discern the meaning of complex vocabulary and phrases in context, taking into consideration both denotative definitions and connotative associations * Discern the intended effect of the author's language upon the reader * Identify the significance of a given detail * Use context to make a logical inference about character motivations * Use context to make a logical inference about character intentions * Use context to make a logical inference about a character's psychological state * Use context to make a logical inference about a character's intellectual capacity * Use context to make a logical inference about a character's family life * Use context to discern the tone of a particular excerpt * Use context to discern the primary function of a particular excerpt * Apply knowledge of literary devices and figurative language to a particular excerpt * Analyze how a complex character has developed * Write with clarity, logic, and precision * Cite relevant textual evidence in support of claims * Identify the factors that contributed to the "placid week" preceding the mob incident * Analyze what the fact that "Jem would struggle...through the speeches of Henry W. Grady" suggests about his character development * Explore the shift in tone once Scout approaches Mr. Cunningham * Analyze Mr. Underwood's values set * Articulate a significant misunderstanding Atticus has about his own community * Explore how Atticus demonstrates courage

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To Kill a Mockingbird Close Reading Worksheets Bundle (Chapters 1-15)

Support the development of high school close reading skills and analytical thinking with this bundle of *To Kill a Mockingbird* resources covering the first 15 chapters of the novel. Featuring more than 125 high-order thinking questions, this bundle offers Word Doc and PDF versions of each individual resource. This resource may serve as the basis for small-group discussions. Through these discussions, students decode language and pose/respond to questions relating to plot, broad topics, and character development, demonstrating an ability to analyze how complex characters transform and advance the plot and themes by applying logic and citing compelling, meaningful textual evidence. They will also evaluate their peers' reasoning and use of rhetoric to advance claims, clarifying or challenging unclear ideas. Using this resource for structured guidance, students, ultimately, will present information, conclusions, and supporting textual evidence clearly, concisely, and appropriately, thereby helping their peers comprehend their thinking. Make reading more purposeful with these close reading activities to support students in their efforts to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: * An ability to define complex vocabulary in context * An ability to analyze context clues and draw logical inferences about character motivations * An ability to analyze context clues and draw logical inferences about character relationships * An ability to analyze the text for literary devices such as foreshadowing, situational irony, dramatic irony, theme, symbolism, dynamic character, and more * An ability to find and articulate relevant textual details in support of a claim * An ability to analyze context clues to discern and articulate the significance of a given detail * An ability to articulate what the text indicates both explicitly and implicitly * An ability to write with clarity and precision

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