The opening of this lesson is an opportunity for students to add to their Atticus note-catchers. For this, student answers will vary. Accept any logical, text-supported additions. This lesson focuses on characterization of Atticus in particular. The goal is for students to understand more fully why Atticus would take a stand for Tom Robinson. Understanding Atticus is key to writing the argument essay for the End of Unit 2 Assessment.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 18.
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