To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Schedule As a reminder, we expect you to read either for one hour or 40 pages outside of school each night in addition to what we read in school each day. This means that if you have 20 pages of To Kill a Mockingbird to read on a given night, you should also be reading at least 20 pages of another independent reading book. This will help you meet your reading goal for the year.
Here’s where you should be up to each day:
By the beginning of class... Be up to… Mon 2/13 RECEIVE BOOKS
Tues 2/14 Chapter 3 (Intro Quiz )
Wed 2/15 Chapter 5
Thurs 2/16 Chapter 7 (Reading Quiz 1)
Fri 2/17 Chapter 9
Mon 2/27 Chapter 12 (Reading Quiz 2)
Tues 2/28 Chapter 14
Wed 3/1 Chapter 16 (Reading Quiz 3)
Thurs 3/2 Chapter 18
Fri 3/3 Chapter 20 (Close Reading/ Quiz 4)
Mon 3/6 Chapter 23
Tues 3/7 Chapter 25
Wed 3/8 Chapter 27(Close Reading/ Quiz 5)
Thurs 3/9 Chapter 29
Friday 3/10 Complete the book! (Reading Quiz 6)
*Reading quizzes will be given twice a week to help readers stay on schedule.
This is the regular homework during this unit: Keep up with your partner and reading plan. If your TKAM reading is less than one hour or 40 pages after school, use your independent reading to get to the full nightly reading expectation. Write reading commentaries on Wednesday about either your IR book and/ or To Kill a Mockingbird. As we read TKAM, you will be using jots and sticky notes to closely track one character in preparation for our written exhibition. Use your notebook pages, chapter summaries and sticky notes to help prepare you for Monday and Wednesday reading quizzes and Friday Close Reading Assessments. What if you’re having trouble reading the book? Tell us! Come to breakfast club for reading circles with a teacher (Diana on Mondays, Hana on Wednesdays, Crystal on Fridays). Additionally, we have chapter summaries of the book and you can listen to an audio version with a teacher or download an audio version either by signing up for a free Audible App trial membership at www.audible.com or signing into an East Side Audible account which you can get from your teacher.
What happens if you don’t read? You will have a difficult time participating in discussion about the book and writing about it during class. You will most likely fail the quizzes. And since we will be completing multiple creative and persuasive exhibitions based on the book, you’ll have an extremely difficult time doing that well. In short, the first marking period of this semester will be unsuccessful for you.
What if you want MORE? We don’t blame you! To Kill a Mockingbird deals with so many issues that are relevant to all of us today and it’s hard not to get sucked into the book. Your teachers have lots of ideas for independent reading books, articles, and films to pair with your To Kill a Mockingbird reading. Come ask!