Copy these Literary Terms into your notebook. Click each one to read the definition, then write the definition in your own words in your notebook.
- An indirect reference to a person,
place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political
significance. It is generally a passing comment, and the writer expects
the reader to possess enough knowledge to spot the allusion and grasp
its importance in a text.
- A dialect is the language used by the
people of a specific area, class, district, or any other group of
people. The term dialect involves the spelling, sounds, grammar and
pronunciation used by a particular group of people, and it distinguishes
them from other people around them.
- Specific descriptive language related to sensory details (how things look, sound, feel, taste, etc.).
- The comparison of two unlike things/concepts/experiences (with the intention of clarification or evoking emotion).
- Where/when the action of a text occursPhysical location (country, state, city, neighborhood, landscape, building, room, etc.)
- Time period, time of day, season
- Social Context
A comparison between two unlike things, using the phrases like or as to establish the comparison.
- Read Important Abolitionists & Activist and The South After the Civil War (Reconstruction) in Civil Rights Then and Now.
- Create a running character list that you will add characters to as we read.
- Read To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 2-3
- Answer these questions in your notebook.
- Respond to these discussion questions.by creating a blog post on OYSTER Academy
- Listen to “An Easy Goin’ Feller” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Then record yourself reading it. Share it in our Telegram channel.
- What words and phrases does Scout use to describe the town of Maycomb? What mood do these words develop? Provide at least three examples from the text and explain how they establish the mood. (pages 5–6)
- Reread the first conversation between Dill, Jem, and Scout. How does Lee’s use of dialect help to establish the setting? Provide specific examples from the text to support your answer. (pages 7–8)
- How does Lee’s allusion to FDR’s “nothing to fear…” speech help to establish the setting? Explain your thinking. (page 6)
- Discussion 1: What can we infer about Scout’s character based on this first chapter? Provide specific examples from the text.
- Discussion 2: What do we notice about race relations in Maycomb? Where in the text do you see references to race?