In Class Essay (Thematically Connecting To Kill a Mockingbird, Nonfiction, and Poems/Songs)



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In Class Essay

(Thematically Connecting To Kill a Mockingbird, Nonfiction, and Poems/Songs)

Instructions:

  1. Choose 1 theme that is present in 1 nonfiction piece, 1 song/poem, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Nonfiction choices:

    • Lian Dolan’s essay, “Carry Your Own Skis” (page 476)

    • Maya Angelou’s essay “New Directions” (page 35)

    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “First Inaugural Address” (page 503)

    • Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech (page 494)

  • Songs/ poem choices:

    • “If”, “Desiderata”, “Where is the Love”, “Man in the Mirror” or “Still I Rise”



  1. Formulate a thesis that includes: the 3 pieces (1 nonfiction, 1 song/poem and To Kill a Mockingbird), their authors, and the one theme they all have in common.

In the essay you will need to:

    • Identify/cite examples from each selection and explain how those examples demonstrate the theme. Each body paragraph should discuss one work.

Homework: decide on the topic/theme for your essay based on what you know you can best support. Find a quote/evidence from each piece that supports your claim. **Bring this to class**

You will be permitted to use your books in class and the poem/song packet.

In Class Essay

(Thematically Connecting To Kill a Mockingbird, Nonfiction, and Poems/Songs)

Instructions:

  1. Choose 1 theme that is present in 1 nonfiction piece, 1 song/poem, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Nonfiction choices:

    • Lian Dolan’s essay, “Carry Your Own Skis” (page 476)

    • Maya Angelou’s essay “New Directions” (page 35)

    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “First Inaugural Address” (page 503)

    • Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech (page 494)

  • Songs/ poem choices:

    • “If”, “Desiderata”, “Where is the Love”, “Man in the Mirror” or “Still I Rise”



  1. Formulate a thesis that includes: the 3 pieces (1 nonfiction, 1 song/poem and To Kill a Mockingbird), their authors, and the one theme they all have in common.

In the essay you will need to:

    • Identify/cite examples from each selection and explain how those examples demonstrate the theme. Each body paragraph should discuss one work.

Homework: decide on the topic/theme for your essay based on what you know you can best support. Find a quote/evidence from each piece that supports your claim. **Bring this to class**

You will be permitted to use your books in class and the poem/song packet.

In Class Essay

(Thematically Connecting To Kill a Mockingbird, Nonfiction, and Poems/Songs)

Instructions:

  1. Choose 1 theme that is present in 1 nonfiction piece, 1 song/poem, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Nonfiction choices:

    • Lian Dolan’s essay, “Carry Your Own Skis” (page 476)

    • Maya Angelou’s essay “New Directions” (page 35)

    • Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “First Inaugural Address” (page 503)

    • Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech (page 494)

  • Songs/ poem choices:

    • “If”, “Desiderata”, “Where is the Love”, “Man in the Mirror” or “Still I Rise”



  1. Formulate a thesis that includes: the 3 pieces (1 nonfiction, 1 song/poem and To Kill a Mockingbird), their authors, and the one theme they all have in common.

In the essay you will need to:

    • Identify/cite examples from each selection and explain how those examples demonstrate the theme. Each body paragraph should discuss one work.

Homework: decide on the topic/theme for your essay based on what you know you can best support. Find a quote/evidence from each piece that supports your claim. **Bring this to class**

You will be permitted to use your books in class and the poem/song packet.


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