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TKAM PART 1
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Describe the boo bradley house
the house was low, was once white with a deep front porch and green shutters, but had long ago darken to color of the slate-gray yard around it.
what are some rumors about boo radley
Boo Radley comes out at night and peeks through people's windows, When people's azalea would freeze it was him breathing on them, small crimes in the neighborhood where blamed on boo radley, Radley pecans could kill you.
what do the children spend their summer doing
to try and get boo radley to come out.
how does scout feel about starting school
She is excited because during the winter she would sit in her tree house and watch the children through her telescope.She is use to watching them go to and from school but now she it is her turn.
why does Jem not want anything to do with scout at school.? is his behavior typical of an older child?
He doesnt wanna be seen with her and was embarrassed about her. Yes it is a typical. He does not wanna be seen with a first grader. He wants be cool around his friends. He does not want his little sister tagging along.
describe scout's experience on the first day of school
She tried explaining to her teacher why Walter Cunningham couldn't accept her quarter because he couldn't pay her back. Also she was to tell her father atticus not to teach her any more. Scout knows how to read and the teacher gets mad because if will affect the way she teaches. She gets upset because what she was going to teach scout already knows so she feels useless
summarize the conversation scout and miss caroline have about reading
The conflict begins when Miss Caroline tells Scout she learned how to read wrong and she was taught wrong. Atticus didn't teach her how to read. Scout just picked up on it when he would read the paper aloud.Miss caroline told her to tell her dad not to teach her to read anymore.
describe the cunninghams
They are farmers, they are poor, they can not take what they can't repay. They can not pay back in money they have to pay in crops, They go to school but during harvest time they do not go to school and work on the farm.
How does Atticus treat Walter Cunningham during lunch
Atticus does not talk down to him as a little kid. He talks about farmer which he knows. Atticus treats everyone equal.
WHAT DOES SCOUT DO DURING LUNCH:
During lunch scout sees walter put syrup on his food and she comments on what he does. She gets corrected by Calpurina.
What is Calpurnia's relationship with the Finch family
She takes after the kids. She is the cook and does other little house hold jobs. She is not the mom but is the closes to a mom that the kids have. She does not live with them.
Describe Burris Ewell.
He is unwashed and unclean. He is lice and this does not surprise the kids but it does surprise miss caroline. The dad is a drunk. He does not work he gets state money. The kids only has to go to school on the first day and doesn't have to go any other time. The state allows this because they know how the dad is. The family can hunt during off season because if not the kids wouldn't eat.
What are Miss Caroline's instructions to Scout about reading? How does she feel about these instructions
That she can not read at home and atticus can not teach her. She feels upset because she enjoyed reading with atticus.
What is Atticus's advice to Scout about her feelings for Miss Caroline
Do not judge someone until you step into their shoes or if you have been in her position
What deal does Atticus make with Scout at the end of her first day at school
If you go to school we will continue reading together and we will not tell miss caroline.
what unusual thing happens on Scout's way home from school
Scout had found a piece of gum in the Radley tree. She was suspicious at first because anything that was on the Radley property was to be poisoned.First she went and sniffed it and then licked it. When Jem had gotten home he asked scout where she had gotten the gum. When he found out where she got it he made her spit it out and go wash out her mouth.
What items did the children find on the last days of school and where were these items located?
They had found a box that looked like a ring box and inside was two indian pennies. These items were located in the hole of the tree in the Radley's front yard.
What new game do the children create to play? Describe it.
Boo Radley. They reenacted Boo Radley's life. Jem was Boo, Dill was Mr. Radley, Scout was Mrs. Radley. They were replying and reacting the story they had heard about him.
What causes Scout to stop playing this game
Atticus came home and caught them playing with scissors when Jem was stabbing Boo with the scissors. Another reason is when they were playing in the tire jem was upset so he pushed scout really hard and she had hit a curb and flew out the tire. She ended up in the Radley Place and then she had heard someone laugh at her.
When Dill and Jem start excluding Scout, what does she do with her time
She goes over to Miss Maudie and hangs out with her on her porch.
Describe Miss Maudie
She loves to garden. she makes the best cakes in the neighborhood. She isn't afraid to answer scout questions.
Summarize Scout's conversation with Miss Maudie about Arthur Radley.
Asked about the rumors about Boo Radley and why he does not come out of his house. Miss Maudie remembers him being a nice man.
Whose idea was it to make Boo Radley come out his house? What was their plan for this?
Jem and Dill; They were going to put a note on a fishing pole and stick it through the window because they were too scared to go over by the Radley house.
What did the children decide to do on Dill's last night in town
They went over to the Radley house and look in the window.
Summarize the events of that night.
How do the children explain Jem's missing pants?
When they went in the backyard they gate creaked and they told them to spit on the gate from stopping it to creak, Jem gets caught and stuck under the fence and he had to take off his pants. When they went home gun shots went off and they went inside. They had then decided to go back outside because if not they would think something is suspicious. Atticus saw him without pants and was suspicious and he had said he had lost his pants in strip poker. Later that night he went back to go get his pants and came home and got back in bed.
What does Jem tell Scout about the night he went to get his pants from the Radley fence?
They were on fence stitched and was not a nice sewing job. They were stitched and folded on the fence as someone was expecting them to come get them. If there was a cleanly done nice sewing job is was clearly a women, if not it was a man.
What other objects do the children find in the tree? Is there anything unique about these objects?
A Pocket watch, grey ball of twine, a old spelling medal, a whole pack of gum, soap figurines,a chain with an aluminum knife. The unique thing was the soap figurines because it was made to look like jem and scout.
How do the kids plan on thanking the person who is leaving items in the tree?
They plan on writing a letter to the person who is leaving the items for the kids in the knot hole.
What happens to spoil the kids' plan? How does Jem react to this?
They go to put the letter in the tree for the person leaving the items for them the hole had been cemented. They had asked mr nathan if he had cemented the tree hole and he said yes because the tree was dying. When they went home and asked Atticus he said the tree was as healthy as they are. They told Atticus and he said that mrs nathan knows more about tree then they do. Jem cries over the hole being cemented.
What do the children decide to do when it snows
They decide to make a snowman
How do they accomplish this with so little snow? What can we learn about Jem by this?
They build it with dirt and then cover it up with snow. They are crafty and creative.
Describe the events that happen the night of the snow day?
Miss Maudie's house catches on fire. They had to go outside just in case. Maycomb is so small that other fire trucks from other county have to come help. They were so caught up in watching what was going on someone had put a blanket on scout.
Who put the blanket around Scout? Who informs her about this? How does she react to this?
Boo radley had put a blanket on Scout and Atticus had asked her where she had gotten the blanket from. Scout did not know and Atticus had told her that Boo Radley had done it. She was surprised because she didn't realize that he was right behind her and she could have saw him.
How does Miss Maudie feel about what happened to her house?
She is not really upset. She wanted a smaller house instead of a bigger house with a bigger garden. She wanted a bigger garden then a bigger house.
why does Scout get in a fight with Cecil Jacobs?
Cecil Jacobs was making fun of atticus and who he is defending.
Who is Tom Robinson
person atticus is defending. He is a member of calpurnia's church. he was accused of raping a white person.
What reasons does Atticus give for defending him
Atticus couldn't hold up his head in town, he couldn't represent Maycomb county, He couldn't even tell Scout and Jem to do something ever again. Scout and Jem could never ask to mind Atticus again.
Describe Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack.
Atticus sister and brother; Uncle jack is a goofy uncle, he is the kids favorite, he is more relaxed
Aunt Alexandra is prim and proper,little bit more uptight, also talks how scout doesn't act like a little lady, the kids do not talk to her as much, criticise atticus on how he raises the children
What new habit has Scout picked up? Why does she do this?
cussing; she said she learned all this from school and thought if she would say that she wouldn't have to go to school they would take her out. Her plan does not work.
What do all the children receive for Christmas?
Cousin Francis got pants,book sake,five shirts, and an untied bow
Scout and Jem got guns and Jem got a chemistry set.
What lesson does Scout teach Uncle Jack about children
Scout was beating up francis because he was saying stuff about atticus. During the fight Uncle Jack stops them and they do not listen to what Scout side of the story was they only listened to Francis
The lesson was When it involves children you always have to listen to both sides of the story
What is Atticus worried about with the upcoming trial
Atticus is defending a black person who committed a crime against a white person. he is most worried about the children and how it will affect them. He is afraid that Scout won't be able to keep her temper and get in a lot of fights.
Why are the children embarrassed by Atticus
he is older than parents his age. He doesn't get involved in the activity's that the parents
What does Atticus remind the kids about shooting? Explain why he tells them this.
Shoot all the tin cans they wont but do not shoot at the mocking bird because it is a sin because all they do it sing and do not harm anyone
What skill does Atticus have that the kids don't know about?
Scout and Jem noticed the dog and went and told Calpurnia. She calls sheriff Tate and Atticus. They notice Atticus is a great shooter.
Summarize the incident with the rabid dog.
Scout and Jem noticed the dog and went and told Calpurnia. She calls sheriff Tate and Atticus to come take care of the animal.
Why doesn't Atticus shoot anymore?
He felt that he had a greater advantage then the animals. It shows he is very caring for all living things.
Describe Mrs. Dubose.
She is an old lady who is always crabby and has nothing nice to say to Jem and Scout.
What makes Atticus the bravest man Scout has ever known?
Because he is nice to Mrs. Dubos even when she is hateful
What causes Jem to get so angry with Mrs. Dubose?
says hateful things about Atticus and if there mom was alive they wont never be raised this way.
How does jim react to mrs dubose how does he react to what she does?
He gets mad and cuts all of her Camilla bushes and take the baton that they had just bought and threw on the pile of flowers.
What is jem's punishment?
He has to clean her garden and read to her every day after school for 2 hours even on Saturday
What was Mrs. Dubose's goal? Did she achieve it?
to break her addiction to the medicine. When Jem reads to her this helps her keep her mind off of the medication. Jem stayed a little later everyday so she had a longer time period to be off the medicine.
What is Atticus hoping this children learn from Mrs. Dubose?
How does Atticus define courage?
Courage is knowing the odds are stacked against you but still trying as hard as you can. This is important for them to know this since the trial is coming up.
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