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"The Trial" Rhetorical Graphic Organizer

During the trial of Tom Robinson (ch 17-21), you are to keep exhaustive detail of the testimony of Tate, Mr. Ewell, Mayella, and Tom. For each, you will attempt to identify what really happened and what did not, as well as who is reliable as a witness (and why). For this purpose, you will use the graphic organizer on the back of this homework sheet. For each speaker, you will try to identify what details seem likely to have happened and which did not. It is expected that, as you get more information, you cross out facts/falsehoods and move them into other categories; do not erase them! Additionally, you will identify each speaker’s use of testimony before finally deciding how reliable they are as a witness.

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Earlier Event: April 20
Complete TKaM Ch 19
Later Event: April 24
Complete TKaM Ch 21