Parents, we know that this unit can be very challenging, but if all three parties (student, teacher, and parents) work together, your student is destined to succeed.

Ms. Duignan and I have included great tips and resources for you to make sure your student will achieve:
1. Make sure your children are doing the readings.
  • This is the bare necessity. In order for students to participate in lectures, discussions, projects, etc. they must know what is happening in the novel.
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2. If you have time, read with your children.
  • This will be beneficial because having someone at home who is doing the reading will motivate them do so as well.
  • Take advantage of the summaries on Sparknotes.com. Although these summaries are a great tool, they should in no way be a substitute for reading.
3. Encourage your student to come see us for extra help.
  • Ms. Duignan and I would be delighted to help any student who needs it. We want our students to feel like they can talk to us about anything.
4.Watch the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, with your children.
  • This activity will draw their interest. Students may be more willing to watch a movie than read a book sometime. However, if you were to do this, contact me, and I will send you the differences between the book and movie.

5. Use resouces online:
6. Feel free to call or email us anytime.
Patrick Benedosso: (203) 867-5309
pbenedos@friars.providence.edu
Julie Duignan: (281) 330-8004
jduignan@friars.providence.edu