Classic Literature

Assignments 3 & 4
Assignments 5 & 6

Grapes of Wrath

Assignments 7 & 8

To Kill a mockingbird

Begin Reading:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee



Examining an author’s life can inform and expand the reader’s understanding of a novel. Biographical criticism is the practice of analyzing a literary work through the lens of an author’s experience. In this lesson, explore the author’s life to understand the novel more fully

Writing Exercise

The novel begins with an epigraph by Charles Lamb: “Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.” Based on what you’ve learned from the Audio Guide, why do you think Lee chose this quote to begin her novel? Write two paragraphs on how this statement relates to what you have learned about Lee’s life. (handout)

Read Chapters 1–3. Read approximately thirty pages per night in order to complete this book in ten lessons. If you average more; we can adjust your lessons accordingly. What happens to Scout on her first day of school? What kind of teacher is Miss Caroline, Scout’s first grade teacher?