Each of the next three body paragraphs is well organized. Each paragraph starts with a transition word or phrase and includes one example that supports the thesis. The body paragraphs cite specific examples from the passage, and then explain how those examples support the important point. The author uses three difference examples: statistics, ethics, and vocabulary, to prove why the ACLU’s argument is better supported. These examples are different from one another and show that the author understands what makes an argument weak or strong.
I would suggest quizzes every few chapters to make sure the students don’t get mixed up with the facts. There are a lot of facts in this book. For chapters 1-6 give a quiz on the characters. For chapters 7-10 ask questions. Here is an example of a quiz that I have given:
1. What did Dill and Jem and Scout find in the tree?
2. Why did Jem need to return to get his pants?
3. What did Nathan Radley do to make Jem, Dill and Scout upset?
4. Why did Atticus tell Scout to “walk around in Jem’s skin”?
5. Describe the term “Nigger Lover”.
6. Why is it important not to kill a mockingbird?
7. Why did Uncle Jack spank Scout? Why was it wrong?
8. Describe Atticus’ attitude toward fighting.
9. Why does the conflict between the adults no understanding the kids come up?
10. Who is Jack Finch?