We are reading "TKM" these days, and the students have posted blogs on their Language Arts pages. They were asked to choose a theme that runs through the first part of the book. In addition, they had to use three new words from the book that they didn't know. These were supposed to be incorporated into their writing. We also watched the introduction and credits to the 1962 movie starring Gregory Peck. The symbolism at the beginning is rich, and the cinematography is terrific. We discussed how the black and white film captures the Southern Gothic theme.