Students read chapters 12–17.
Common Core Objectives
Reading well: continuing to track themes; examining character development (especially as the children age and as readers learn more about Atticus); appreciating how the author constructs the courtroom scene.
Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and to use evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments, particularly as students consider the testimony at the trial.
Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, debate, dramatic readings, and group discussion.
Listening well: assessing the dramatic reading; developing a taste for good grammar and strong...