To Kill A Mockingbird Independent Reading Project One Folder Your folder should contain the following assignments (in this order): 1. Explain the background of and qualifications for the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Then give the year Harper Lee won this award. 2. Identify and list some biographical information about Charles Lamb. 3. These novels are listed in the beginning of To Kill A Mockingbird. Write down the author and some information about each: Tarzan The Rover Boys Tom Swift 4. Who was John Dewey? For what was he known? What is the Dewey Decimal System? Who was responsible for it? Briefly tell how it works and name one person who might use it in their job? 5. What is kudzu? Where does it grow, and from where does it come? 6. Briefly list information about the following flora from TKAM (kind, color, bloom, etc.): Live Oak Tree Collards Magnolia Tree Mimosa Tree Azalea Johnson Grass Geranium Chinaberry Tree Camellias Holly 7. Find Ten (10) examples of metaphors in Chapters 1-10. Write the metaphor (quote) from the book and page number. In your explanation, write the two things which are compared. 8. Find five (5) examples of humor in Chapters 1-10. Write the section of the text (quote) and page number. In your explanation, describe the signification of the humor projected by the innocence of a young child or the gossip of a small town, etc. 9. Construct a family tree based on information in Chapter 9. Use as many relatives from the Finch family as possible. There should be a visual representation of the Finch Family. 10. Choose a main character and create a collage to represent that character. The Collage should be the size of an 8/11 sheet of paper. Use pictures from the internet and also pictures from magazines. Find one newspaper article that is about prejudice and use that as the center of your collage. Make sure the name of the character is part of your collage. Use the collage as the front page of your folder.
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