- Introduction of Scout as narrator: recounting a childhood story.
- Jem's broken arm: connects beginning with ending.
- Simon Finch and Finch's Landing: Intro. to Calpurnia and Dill
- Description of Boo Radley legend
- Schout's first day at school: September
- Miss Caroline and Scout argue about reading
-Miss Caroline humiliated Walter Cunningham: Scout explains
- Walter comes to dinner: Scout is rude
- Miss Caroline meets Burris Ewell
-Atticus talks to Scout about reading and Miss C.
Resources to download
Download and complete discussion questions for chapters 1-3 of the novel (small groups). Be prepared to discuss them in class:
1. As a result of the civil war, families looked to their roots for status. Obsession with history, insular (standing alone) people. As Scout states: "Being southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no record of our ancestors on other side of The Battle of Hastings."
Create a visual representation of the social classes as described in the novel. Where do all major families mentioned in the novel place?
2. Describe/discuss the Cunninghams. Use details from the text to support observations.
3. What impression do we get of school? Discuss the school of the time period as described in the novel.
4. How is Scout portrayed as a child? Discuss, using details from the text. ("I'd go off and drown myself..then they'd be sorry." Etc.)
5. Describe/discuss the Ewells. Use details from the text to support observations.
6. What sort of man is Atticus? Discuss, using details from the text.