Kind of Activity:
Students will learn about the process of editing and revision through a creative writing exercise.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.5 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6
Have students pair up for a collaborative writing and editing exercise. First, engage the class in a discussion about the revision of Atticus as a character -- regardless of their personal feelings about the version of Atticus in Watchman, what is the literary impact of the new Atticus? How do his interactions with other characters change, and how do you think this version of Atticus might change the course of the story?...
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