P.S. ELA-1 Language: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
A. Notice and correct grammatical and mechanical errors in writing.
P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.
A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
You are required to answer the study guide questions that follow or to annotate the story if you own your copy of the novel. The questions are provided for you in order to assist you, if needed, in preparation for related reading quizzes or exams. You will not be allowed to use notes on these assessments.
1. Who is Mrs. Henry Lafayetter Dubose?
2. Why did Jem cut the tops off from Mrs. Dubose’s camellia bushes?
3. Why did Atticus make Jem read to Mrs. DuBose?
4. How did Mrs. Dubose win?
1. Where did Scout and Jem go with Calpurnia?
2. Why was Lula angry with Calpurnia?
3. Why did Calpurnia speak differently at the church?
4. Who was waiting on the porch when the children arrived home from the church?
1. Who is Sinkfield?
2. How did Aunt Alexandra classify any person from Maycomb?
3. Who is Cousin Joshua?
4. Why did Scout begin to cry in front of Atticus?
1. What did Scout think was under her bed?
2. What did Dill explain as the reason why he ran away?
3. Where did Dill hear he could get babies?
4. Why did Dill reckon Boo Radley’s never run off?