"To Kill a Mockingbird"

This is a template of the reading comprehension map for Ms. Moix's English class.

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1. Summary

1.1. Section 1

1.2. Section 2

1.3. Section 3

1.4. Section 4

2. General Info

2.1. Date of publishing

2.2. Type

2.3. Original Language

2.4. Setting

3. Author

3.1. Name

3.2. Date of birth and death

3.3. Nationality

3.4. About

4. Characters

4.1. Protagonist

4.2. Sidekick

4.3. Antagonist

5. Vocabulary

5.1. Section 1

5.1.1. Tyrannical- "She had been with us ever since Jem was born, and I had felt her tyrannical presence as long as I could remember." pg. 6 Definition- exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.

5.1.2. Meddling- "For some reason, my first year of school had wrought a great change in our relationship: Calpurnia’s tyranny, unfairness, and meddling in my business had faded to gentle grumblings of general disapproval." pg. 34 Definition- interfere in or busy oneself unduly with something that is not one's concern.

5.2. Section 2

5.2.1. Vehemently- "Atticus shook his head vehemently: “Don’t just stand there, Heck! He won’t wait all day for you—”" pg. 99 Definition- in a fierce manner

5.2.2. Abide- "“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions,” said Atticus, “but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”" pg. 108 Definition- dwell

5.3. Section 3

5.3.1. Ominous- "There was a murmur among the group of men, made more ominous when Atticus moved back to the bottom front step and the men drew nearer to him." pg. 147 Definition- threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

5.3.2. Acquiescence- "We were accustomed to prompt, if not always cheerful acquiescence to Atticus’s instructions, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging." pg. 154 Definition- agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

5.4. Section 4

5.4.1. Gait- "We had slowed to a cautious gait, and were feeling our way forward so as not to bump into the tree." pg. 258 Definition- the rate of moving, especially walking or running

5.4.2. Squander- "We squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all; we entered the black seventh-grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects alleged to be component parts of a human being." pg. 260 Definition- spend thoughtlessly; throw away

6. Plot

6.1. Initial situation

6.2. Conflict

6.3. Complication

6.4. Climax

6.5. Falling Action

6.6. Conclusion

7. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

7.1. Themes

7.2. Symbols

7.3. Allusion