Sunday, February 28, 2016

Atticus Finch as alpha dog

The author Red Ligot is my student in an English composition and literature class at the Community of Learners. Topgether with my team teacher Ruth Katalbas, the class studied Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird for much of the second quarter of schoolyear 2015-16.

Red is that young quiet writer brimming with mature insights. Nothing makes a teacher's heart swell more than a student who really gets it! And Red consistently does. While some of his classmates write apologetic little notes to the teacher that they didn't understand the point of the book or had little time to read it thoroughly, Red reads with comprehension and thus always aces our closed-book quizzes. His essays are consistently good, too.

Sorry, stage teacher here. Read on!

Atticus Finch as alpha dog

Original cover of the novel
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