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Provided here are activities and questions for Part I of To Kill a Mockingbird (although one activity is also included for Part II). Readers study the novel's plot, characters, and setting. I wouldn't recommend using this as the sole source of analysis, but you could combine these activities with others to create a well-rounded unit.
To Kill a Mockingbird has quite a few unfamiliar words for your eighth and ninth graders. Before starting the novel, front-load this vocabulary by having learners complete this 13-page packet. Words like tentative, auspicious, diminutive, and articulate are included. This packet covers the whole novel and presents 50 words.
Wow! If you just finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird, you need to print this packet of review questions to prepare for a unit test! There are multiple questions presented for all 31 chapters; some are simply recall, while other require a deeper-level thinking. Tie this assignment into the Common Core standards by having learners cite specific textual evidence to answer the questions.
So many themes are expertly woven through Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. On the first page, scholars will read five themes, selecting an incident and a quote to highlight that theme. On page two, they use chapters 29-31 to continue analyzing the themes from the first page.
Incorporating To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, narrative writing, and friendly letters, this lesson is ideal for any number of units in your classroom. First, read chapter 10 of the novel, noting Scout and Jem's reactions to their peace-loving father's skill with a rifle. Then have your class ask their parents about their own skills in a friendly letter. A Six Trait Writing process takes them through a narrative about their parents' previously unknown skills.
Readers are presented with 15 quotations taken from Chapters 9-12 of To Kill a Mockingbird and asked to identify the speaker, the person spoken to, and then to offer an analysis of the passage and how it connects to the novel as a whole. The activity assumes learners have been taught how to analyze such passages.