Critical Lens: “The measure . . .” :: 18 Feb. 2020

Look closely at this image, and read its message carefully. Join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, analyze this message using the critical lens process:
1. Who is the author, and what is the quotation?
2. Paraphrase (put into your own words) the quotation.
3.  Interpret the quotation (what does the author mean?).
4. Agree or disagree with the quotation.
5. Explain in a few sentences why you agree or disagree.
6. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.
7. Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.

8. At the end of this Blog post, Click LEAVE A COMMENT or REPLY:  Reply by writing your critical lens journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to your opinion.

Which emotion stands out in “Flowers for Algernon”??

Google doodle project

Maggie, 2003. Google doodle project

You wrote about an emotion that stands out most for you in “Flowers for Algernon” using the QuickWrite strategy (29th of September).
Transcribe, revise and upload that QuickWrite here. Be sure to check subject-verb agreement, punctuation, and spelling in each sentence.
You may use your notes.

Put Yourself In Other People’s Shoes


View the video summary and analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird  in the TKAM section of the Moodle.  One theme introduced is “you don’t know someone until you put yourself in someone else’s shoes.”

Put yourself in the shoes of one TKAM character.  Describe yourself:  your thoughts, your opinions. What do you look like?  How old are you?  What is your bedroom like?  What do you dream about?  What do you fear? What is your strength?  Your weakness?  What size and kind of shoes do you wear? The worst thing you did or said in the novel?  The best thing you did or said in the novel? How do you feel about Mayella Ewell?

Choose one character, and write as if you were that character, answering the above questions about yourself:  Scout, Calpurnia, Jem, Dill, Miss Maudie.

TKAM Characters commit plot in a setting

Based on your reading of To Kill a Mockingbird, which characters are of most interest to you? Describe three of them, including their names, ages, and something that distinguishes them from each other.

What do the characters do? What happens in the story so far? Retell the plot in your own words, as descriptively as possible.

Where are the characters? What is the time period? What do the houses, towns, parks, gardens, trees, living rooms, etc., look like?TKAM