TKAM Final Essay

Jan. 09, 2020 Max Points: 100

Using APA format, please respond to the following prompt: Explain why “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." How is this idea evident in our society today? Can you think of someone who is a “mockingbird”? Explain why they are a mockingbird.

TKAM Background Two-Pager

Dec. 08, 2019 Max Points: 50

Please read the attached PowerPoint presentations made by your classmates and you. After reading up on all of the information, respond to the following prompt in a minimum of two pages (double-spaced):

Consider the first 10 chapters of TKAM. What connections do you see between the novel and each PowerPoint? In other words, connect similar events in history or from Lee's life to events and characters in the book. Please use direct quotes from the novel when making connections. You may also cite your peers or outside sources if necessary. Remember, this is not an essay, but you should still write academically and formally. Do not forget your title!
You will need to make connections to the following:
-The Great Depression
-The Scottsboro Boys
-Civil Rights in the 1930s
-Life in the South in the 1930s
-The 6th Amendment

"Brave New World" Final Essay

Nov. 06, 2019 Max Points: 100

Write a five paragraph essay on the following prompt:
The utilitarian society in "Brave New World" has rid itself of any human bond that we are used to today. How does this impact people in the novel and how can we learn from this today?

TKAM Research Presentation

Nov. 26, 2019 Max Points: 50

–Whichever topic you are assigned, your task is to:

1. Create a clear, engaging PowerPoint presentation with visuals.
2. Clearly explain your topic and its significance based on your researched. Use a minimum of three reliable sources for information.
3. Your presentation should be at least ten slides long.

Your goal here is to become an expert of the topic you selected. Once all projects are in, I will post the presentations to Google Classroom for all of you to study and learn from.

Please select one of the following topics to research (please note that once a topic is taken, it is no longer available to anyone else)....Remember to double check what has been selected already. Type the topic you select in the response below. Directions for the assignment will be posted tomorrow morning.

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points:

Select one of the following topics to research:
#1 The Depression Era
#2 Life in The South in The 1930s
#3 Civil Rights Movement in the 1930's
#4 Scottsboro Boys Trial;
#5 The 6th Amendment
#6 Harper Lee

Compare and Contrast Essay "Brave New World"

Oct. 09, 2019 Max Points: 100

Compare propaganda during Hitler’s reign in WWII with the propaganda in the World State within the novel. Please use direct quotes from the novel and/or outside sources.

Discussion: Consider the first 5 chapters of 'Brave New World'. What similarities do you see between the novel and our world today? Be specific and detailed in your response. Your response should be AT LEAST 10 sentences long.

After writing your response, please respond to two of your peers and discuss whether or not you agree or disagree with their opinions. Your response to peers should be at least two sentences long each.

Your discussion and 2 responses are due by next Tuesday, September 24.

Sept. 24, 2019 Max Points: 30


Dec. 18, 2019

Please finish the novel over break. You will have a timed writing in class when you return from Winter Break.

Dec. 10, 2019

Please read chapters 11 - 20 by Sunday, 12/15!

Dec. 02, 2019

Due to an important staff meeting after school tomorrow, ELA support is canceled on Tuesday, 12/3.

Thank you for understanding.

Nov. 30, 2019

Your research assignments will be posted on Monday morning. In addition to that assignment, please read chapters 6-10 by Friday, December 6th.

Nov. 12, 2019

Please read the first 5 chapters of "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Friday, November 15. Thanks!

Nov. 08, 2019

Please read this short article on Harper Lee. Her biography is important to understand in regards to "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Oct. 21, 2019


This is just a reminder that you will have a final Essay for 'Brave New World' assigned to you on Thursday of this week. It will be due on Friday, November 1st.

Oct. 14, 2019

Please complete the remaining chapters in 'Brave New World' by this Friday and prepare for your final essay.

Oct. 08, 2019

Please have chapters 11-15 of 'Brave New World' read by 10/14/19.

Sept. 24, 2019

Please read chapters 6-10 by Monday, September 30.

Sept. 11, 2019


Please read Chapters 1-5 of "Brave New World by Tuesday, September 17th.