Jack Smith & Bill McCloud

Attention students who did not submit their notes on Jack Smith: Friends, if you do not give these to me before school starts on Monday, I will not have time to read them and thus will not evaluate them and give you a target score. TURN THIS ASSIGNMENT IN BY 8:20 A.M. MONDAY 6/4. I will not take your work after that.

Your annotations of the packet of Bill McCloud’s poetry may be handed in on Monday only. I will not take them on Tuesday. If you don’t have them done and ready to turn in on Monday, you will receive a zero. TURN THIS ASSIGNMENT IN WHEN YOU HAVE ENGLISH CLASS ON MONDAY 6/4. I will not take your work after that.


Digging in with section 5! The Radleys


Close Reading and Analysis of Power Passages

Why are the Radleys important? Why is Boo Radley important? What does Boo “symbolize”?

In Chapter 4, what do the “gifts” Boo Radley leaves in the live oak tree symbolize?

Look at pages 9-16, 36-40, 42-45, 48-51, 52-55, 57-60, 65-71, 80-81, 301-end of the novel.

You can complete separate purple sheets for each set of page numbers, or you can combine several on one. Whatever works for you!

Just a few key lines:

  • “…there were other ways of making people into ghosts” (12).
  • “Flick. A tiny, almost invisible movement…” (16).
  • “Someone inside the house was laughing” (45).
  • “…anything that’s a pleasure is a sin” (49).
  • “…and our lives” (320).
  • Aaaaaaand…pretty much the entire end of the novel.

Knothole in the live oak tree with at the edge of the Radley lot:

  • two sticks of gum
  • pennies
  • twine
  • soap carvings
  • pack of gum
  • medal
  • broken pocketwatch with small pocketknife

And, the blanket…


New Vocabulary List!


2017-18 Vocabulary List #3


  • I can creatively and effectively make a visual representation of a word.
  • I can use visual elements like images and icons to show that I understand the word with little to no help from textual elements such as speech bubbles.

If you use Word Maps, copy the Learning Targets on a separate piece of paper and staple it to your word maps.

SKETCHNOTES ARE DUE ON TUESDAY 2/6 FOR EVERYONE! If you don’t have English on Tuesday, drop them off in my classroom in the correct folder on the yellow table by my desk.