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American Literature 10

Close Reading Strategy: Bully, Bystander, Ally, Victim

Copy the chart BullyBystanderAllyVictim, write the definitions of each, watch the two videos, and list characteristics of each. Fill in examples from the text as we continue the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.


Tomorrow is Twin(s) Day – Dress like your “twin” or wear Minnesota Twins attire.


American Literature 10

Begin Group Presentations!

Please remember, once your group has presented, to turn your slide presentation in to Google Classroom by Friday, 12/8/2017. The person who originally opened it up to share will have to do this, but it is all of your responsibility to be sure it gets done.

Please also remember to turn in your correct MLA Works Cited page. If you need help with this, please let me know. 

If you have not yet received a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, please see me immediately. 

American Literature 10

Guest Speaker to talk about the Mayo Speech Team. Please let me know if you are interested in joining, and I will give you the info you need.

Presentations will begin tomorrow. See yesterday’s post for a checklist of what you need. Plan to turn in your Correct MLA Works Cited page when you present.

Checked out copies of To Kill a Mockingbird – SEE ME immediately if you did not get one.

Vocabulary for ch. 1-6; you will be responsible for knowing these words and will be quizzed on them: 

  • assuaged – eased; relieved
  • impotent – powerless
  • imprudent – bold
  • malevolence – evil
  • persevere – to carry on
  • auspicious – promising
  • arbitrated – judged; decided
  • asinine – foolish; stupid
  • edification – illumination; instruction
  • ramshackle – broken down

Character List: As you meet each character, take notes on him/her – You are responsible for knowing each character.

  • Scout Finch
  • Atticus Finch
  • Jem Finch
  • Arthur “Boo” Radley
  • Bob Ewell
  • Charles Baker “Dill” Harris
  • Miss Maudie Atkinson
  • Calpurnia
  • Mr. Walter Cunningham
  • Walter Cunningham
  • Aunt Alexandra
  • Mayella Ewell
  • Tom Robinson
  • Link Deas
  • Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
  • Nathan Radley
  • Heck Tate
  • Mr. Underwood
  • Mr. Dolphus Raymond

American Literature 10

Today is the last day in the lab for working on the group presentation.

  • Put the last finishing touches on your project.
  • If you shared it with me, check my comments/feedback.
  • Be sure that you have planned elaboration/explanation for your slides – don’t just show us pictures and videos, etc. Explain their purpose/importance to your presentation.
  • Except for your intro and conclusion, use bullet points on slides rather than sentences and paragraphs.
  • EACH group member should check for proper grammar, spelling, capitalization, etc. 
  • Determine who will present which slide in which order.
  • Quietly Practice what you are going to say, and time yourselves.
  • Remember, keep videos to about three minutes.

Because of my absence today, we will begin presentations on Wednesday; however, today is still your last class time in the lab, so use your time wisely. 

If you think you need more lab time, plan to come in for Academic Seminar tomorrow if you are not requested somewhere else.