Close Reading: Fishbowl Comparing Atticus and Mr. Gilmer (Chapters 17-19)

Class members participate in two circle group discussions to compare Atticus and Mr. Gilmer in chapters 17-19 of To Kill a Mockingbird. They use a note-catcher to guide their thinking. For homework, readers begin looking at chapters 20-21.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a written protocol for carrying out the discussion activity before beginning
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson five in the 16-part in Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2 series
  • Complete lessons and units in order
  • Requires prior creation of vocabulary word sets

  • Includes an agenda with an outline of the time for each activity
  • Lists teaching notes to prepare for teaching the lesson

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