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.
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 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
Julie Duignan: (281) 330-8004