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					                                 The Radley Place - INSIDE

Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom. People said he existed but Jem

and I had never seen him. People said he went out at night when the moon was

high, and peeped in windows. When people‟s azaleas froze in a cold snap, it

was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy crimes committed in

Maycomb were his work. Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid

nocturnal events: people‟s chickens and household pets were found mutilated;

although the culprit was Crazy Addie, who eventually drowned himself in

Barker‟s Eddy, people still looked at the Radley Place, unwilling to discard

their initial suspicions. A Negro would not pass the Radley Place at night, he

would he would cut across to the sidewalk opposite and whistle as he walked.

The Radley‟s tall pecan trees shook their fruit into the school yard, but the

nuts lay untouched by the children: Radley pecans would kill you. A baseball

hit into the Radley yard was a lost ball.




The misery of that house began many years before Jem and I were born. The

Radley‟s kept themselves to themselves. They did not go to church…….The

shutters and doors of the Radley house were closed on Sundays, anther thing

alien to Maycomb‟s ways: closed doors meant illness and cold weather only.

(Taken directly from the text)




                                 The Radley Place: OUTSIDE
The Radley Place fascinated Dill. In spite of our warnings and explanations it drew him as
the moon draws water, but drew him no nearer than the light-pole on the corner, a safe
distance from the Radley gate. There he would stand, his arm around the fat pole, staring
and wondering.



The Radley Place jutted into a sharp curve beyond our house. Walking south, one faced its
porch; the sidewalk turned and ran beyond the lot. The house was low, was once white with
a deep front porch and green shutters, but had long ago darkened to the colour of the
slate-grey yard around it. Rain –rotten shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda;
oak trees kept the sun away. The remains of a picket drunkenly guarded the front yard- a
„swept‟ yard that was never swept- where Johnson grass and rabbit-tobacco grew in
abundance.
(Taken directly from the text)



                                    The Radley Place: OUTSIDE


The Radley Place fascinated Dill. In spite of our warnings and explanations it drew him as
the moon draws water, but drew him no nearer than the light-pole on the corner, a safe
distance from the Radley gate. There he would stand, his arm around the fat pole, staring
and wondering.



The Radley Place jutted into a sharp curve beyond our house. Walking south, one faced its
porch; the sidewalk turned and ran beyond the lot. The house was low, was once white with
a deep front porch and green shutters, but had long ago darkened to the colour of the
slate-grey yard around it. Rain –rotten shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda;
oak trees kept the sun away. The remains of a picket drunkenly guarded the front yard- a
„swept‟ yard that was never swept- where Johnson grass and rabbit-tobacco grew in
abundance.
(Taken directly from the text)




                                 Chapter two: Scout‟s first day at school
Answer the questions below in as much detail as possible:


   1. Who walks Scout to school?

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   2. What does Jem tell Scout NOT to do at school? Why?

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   3. How do you think Scout feels about the prospect of her first day at school?

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   4. Scout‟s teacher:



   Name: _______________________



   Age: ________________________



   Looks:__________________________________________________________________

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   5. Make a list of what happens to Scout on her first day at school:

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6. Why does Miss Caroline tell Scout off?

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7. “If I didn‟t have to stay I‟d leave Jem”. Why does Scout feel like this on her first day?

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8. Why doesn‟t Walter have any lunch?

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9. Describe Walter. How do we know that he is cared for?

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10. “They never took anything they can‟t pay back….”

What does this description of the Cunninghams say about them as a family?

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                        To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 1-2
Across

2. Name of the father in the story
4. This person plays with Scout and Jem over the summer
9. Atticus' job
10. This person lives in the house on the corner!

Down
1. Author of book
3. Title of the book:To Kill A....
5. Name of Scout's teacher
6. This person has no lunch or shoes
7. Where the story is set
8. Narrator of the story
         To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 1-2 - ANSWERS




         Across

         2. Name of the father in the story -Atticus
         4. This person plays with Scout and Jem over the summer- Dill
         9. Atticus' job - Lawyer
         10. This person lives in the house on the corner! – Boo Radley

         Down
         1. Author of book – Harper Lee
         3. Title of the book:To Kill A.... - Mockingbird
         5. Name of Scout's teacher – Miss Caroline
         6. This person has no lunch or shoes- Walter
         7. Where the story is set- Maycomb County
         8. Narrator of the story- Scout




Name:_____________
                             To Kill A Mockingbird: The Trial
                                    ~ Judgement Day ~


Answer the questions below to help you organise your thoughts and feelings about the Tom

Robinson Trial. Use quotations where possible.



      In Mayella‟s words, what has Tom Robinson done?
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      In Tom‟s words, what really happened?

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      Why does Atticus ask Mayella‟s dad (Mr Ewell) if he can write?

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      What does this evidence show?

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      Think about how Mayella acts when she is giving her evidence. List 5-10 words to

       describe her tone of voice, body language and the things she says.
       o

       o

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       o

       o

       o

       o

       o

       o

       o



   How does Tom Robinson act in court? List as many things as you can to describe his

    tone of voice, body language and the things he says.

       o

       o

       o

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       o

       o

       o



   How does Mr Ewell act in court?

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   What kind of things does he say?

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   Write down five adjectives to describe the type of person he presents himself as:

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        o

        o

        o

        o



   Why does Mr Ewell act like this in court?

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   How does Mayella feel when she takes the stand? Make a list of what you think

    might be going through her head?

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   Who would you believe if you were presented with the evidence so far? Why?

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                                   Which way will the
                                   jury go? Guilty or
                                   Not Guilty?
Do a quick survey of your class and see who / how many think that Tom will be found guilty
or not guilty.
GUILTY                                        NOT GUILTY




                                       Which way will the
                                       jury go? Guilty or
                                       Not Guilty?



Do a quick survey of your class and see who / how many think that Tom will be found guilty
or not guilty.
GUILTY                                        NOT GUILTY




THE JURY

    How many people are on the jury?
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   What is unfair about the jury in this story?

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   Atticus always knew that Tom would be found guilty. Why?

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   What did Atticus whisper under his breath as he finished summing up his evidence?

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   The jury are out discussing the case for what seems like a long time. What kind of

     things do you think they might say? Write two things someone on the jury might

     say.

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           What do members of the jury think happened?

           Write down some of the things that you think they might say about the Tom

            Robinson trial.
   Use information from the text as well as your own imagination.




                      TKAMB ~ Newspaper Report




                                                                     Enlarge to A3.
Task: Tom Robinson is found guilty for a crime he did not commit. He was accused of

beating up and raping Mayella Ewell. The evidence shows he is innocent but he has been

found guilty.



You are a reporter for a local newspaper. You have followed the Tom Robinson case and

are outraged at the verdict. You decide to write a report on what has happened to show

„Maycomb County‟ that they have no right to send an innocent man to jail.



All good reporters have to think about what they are writing to make it exciting and

interesting to read. Use information from the book to help you write an exclusive report

about the case.



   1. Think of a name for your newspaper: ___________________________________

   2. Think of a date and price: ___________________________________________

   3. Decide on a headline: ______________________________________________

   4. Describe what has happened: Tom (black man) has been accused of assaulting a

      white woman.

   5. What does Mayella say happened?

   6. What is Tom‟s defence?

   7. How has Atticus proved Tom‟s innocence?

   8. Include quotes from people at the court – Atticus, the Judge, Mayella, Bob Ewell or

      Helen (Tom‟s wife).

   9. Draw a picture or find a picture that you could use on the computer.
                    Characters in To Kill A Mockingbird


 H      A   U   D   S      R   J     B     P     C    N       R   O   Z   N

 H      C   B   Z   J      T   O     E     B     A    O       H   V   K   E

 B      V   N   U   A      B   J     O     M     L    S       A   J   G   I

 J      O   M   I   E      T   L     P     Y     P    N       D   S   Y   G

  I     G   O   W   F      K   Y     A     F     U        I   W   A   R   E

 Y      V   E   R   S      S   T     Q     N     R    B       P   C   Q   J

 V      L   F   W   A      E   U     E     Z    N     O       F   X   D   C

  L     B   Z   I   G      D   N     C     B     I    R       D   I   L   L

 C      M   N   D   Y      K   L     E     I     A    M       C   T   Q   U

 K      K   U   C   J      C   I     E     Q     T    O       D   A   H   A

  P     J   D   N   M      V   X     G     Y     P    T       X   M   D   I

 M      I   S   S   M      A   U     D     I     E    V       A   P   H   I

 J      M   E   T   A      T   K     C     E     H    M       Q   K   A   H

 E      N   I   L   O      R   A     C     S     S        I   M   T   G   L

 F      Z   O   K   N      X   J     L     J     P    T       S   U   Q   Z

  L     N   F   E   S      Z   T     A     L     Y    R       B   O   I   R

 V      S   L   G   H      B   D     T     T     E    V       K   C   P   S

 Y      E   G   Q   G      T   C     N     F     C    Y       Q   S   M   U

 H      Y   G   J   I      B   Z     Z     D     Y    U       A   S   Y   Y

 T      G   J   W   V      V   P     O     R     K    N       Z   M   Y   I



ATTICUS FINCH           BOB EWELL                BOO RADLEY
CALPURNIA               DILL                     HECK TATE
HELEN                   JEM                      JUDGE TAYLOR
MAYELLA                 MISS CAROLINE            MISS MAUDIE
SCOUT                   TOM ROBINSON
 Tom Robinson is in jail.
 Make a list of words to describe how
 he feels when he hears the words
 “guilty, guilty, guilty”



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                                        .
   Use the questions below to help you write an account of the novel

   To Kill a Mockingbird
1. Name of book?

2. Author?

3. Date it was written?

4. Describe the front cover.

5. What does it look like?

6. What is written on it?

7. What information is given on the back?

8. Summary of book.

9. Include a brief overview of the main plot.

10. Main themes of book:

11. Make a list of the main themes and extend at least two of them

   explaining in detail how they relate to the main story / message of

   the book.

12. The part I enjoyed reading the most:

13. The character I liked the best:

14. The character I least liked:

15. Why is the title of the book important?

16. What is a mockingbird?

17. Who is a mockingbird in the story?

18. My favourite quotes from the book:

19. Would you recommend the book to others?




                             Atticus Finch
Use the headings below to help you make notes about Atticus.

Full name: ___________________________



Age:________________________________



Occupation:___________________________



   How does Atticus treat his children? Give examples.

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   How does Atticus treat the Cunninghams?

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   What is Atticus‟ view on guns?

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Atticus is a very important character in the story. List his strengths/weaknesses.
                                     STRENGTHS

          o



          o



          o



          o



          o



          o




                                    WEAKNESSES

          o



          o



          o



          o



          o



          o




   Why does Atticus take the Tom Robinson case even though he knows he will lose?
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 How other characters view Atticus. Try to use actual evidence or quotes from the text.



Mr Cunningham:

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Jem and Scout:

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Bob Ewell:

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Tom Robinson:

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Heck Tate – the sheriff:
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The black community:

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Look at the comments below and explain what they mean:




            “You never really understand a person

            until you consider things from his point

            of view … until you climb into his skin and

            walk around in it.”




I think Atticus means

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                       Why does Atticus tell Scout to:   “try
                       fighting with your head for a
                       change”?




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                  Miss Maudie says of Atticus:   “He is the same
                  in his house as he is on the public
                  streets”.




What does this mean? I think this means

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Write down seven things that Atticus values or believes in:

   1.

   2.

   3.

   4.

   5.

   6.

   7.



What happened to Bob Ewell at the end of the story?

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        “Bob Ewell fell on his knife. He killed

        himself”.




Why do Atticus and Mr Tate say this? I think they say this because

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What does this „lie‟ show about the type of person Atticus is?

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           True or False ~ How well do you now the story?
                            Chapters 1 – 2
                                                   TRUE     FALSE

Jem‟s mother is dead.


Dill‟s real name is Charles.

Scout frowned upon the idea of beginning
school.

Jem was happy to take Scout to school.


Miss Fisher accused Scout of being illiterate.


Calpurnia taught Scout to read.


Walter's father was one of Atticus' clients.

Miss Caroline hits scout on the palm of the
hand.

Miss Caroline offers Walter a quarter.


The Radleys are well liked in Maycomb.


Atticus wants to try and make Boo come out.

All three children touched the Radley place with
their palms.

Walter has cooties.


Walter has hookworms.


Walter jumped on Scout.

				
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