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Bringing Books to Life

To Kill a Mockingbird

Mrs. Purdie’s Poquoson Middle School 7th grade classes participated in a Readers’ Theater.  A total of 43 students, from various class periods, donned era appropriate costumes and acted out the trial scene from the ever popular and classic novel by Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” 

We live in a world where visual images are becoming increasingly important as most information is presented as a combination of words and images.  It is essential that students not only have the capacity to derive literal meaning from context but also to develop an understanding of how the context is reflected in action and produces a conclusion.    The students were engaged in the literature activity and were very excited to use the props, made possible from a Poquoson Education Foundation Grant. 

Pictured:  Andrew Baker and Brook Martin