Tag Archives: Harper Lee

Misochronism and 8th grade graduation

The end of the school year is enormously busy. And if one is retiring, activities are even further ramped up— including this year being asked by the student body to deliver the faculty address at 8th grade graduation. It is … Continue reading

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Annotating To Kill a Mockingbird

My student’s amazing graphic annotation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Harper Lee 1926-2016 RIP

Some previous posts connected to Harper Lee: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Harper Lee Harper Lee is not immune Zack Graham’s To Kill a Mockingbird Problem…and Ours Scuppernongs  

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Zack Graham’s To Kill a Mockingbird Problem… and Ours

The following is reprinted from the National Book Review, written by one of my former students. His words are followed by a short letter to him from me. Essay— My To Kill a Mockingbird Problem…. and Ours By Zack Graham … Continue reading

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Harper Lee

I’m not sure what possessed me to read these two books back to back— Between the World and Me and Go Set a Watchman. Because I read Go Set a Watchman first, all I could do while reading Go Set … Continue reading

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Harper Lee is not immune

Today in class I showed the courtroom scene from the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Though the movie is a pale reflection of the book, like most movies based on books, the courtroom scene is not too bad—Gregory Peck … Continue reading

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How 8th graders prefer to annotate text 3 1/2 weeks before the end of the school year

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Settling in with an old friend

We have just finished To Kill A Mockingbird. It’s the last book we read every year and to tell the truth, each year I can’t wait to get to it. Not because it signals the coming of summer, but because … Continue reading

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