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To Kill a Mockingbird Teacher Resources
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If you are teaching To Kill A Mockingbird, here’s a study guide that belongs in your curriculum library. Although the packet includes fact-based questions, the majority of the questions ask readers to interpret, evaluate, and analyze events in Harper Lee’s famous novel. The chapter-by-chapter prompts could be used as a reading guide, for group work, or for whole class discussions. Well worth the paper.
Students read and analyze Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird". They relate themes presented in the novel to the real life Scottsboro case and instances of Jim Crow laws. Students conduct Internet research, take quizzes, participate in role-plays and discussions, interpret census data, conduct interviews and complete WebQuests.
Review one of the most memorable cases in the history of the United States. After reading To Kill A Mockingbird, young scholars read and select court transcripts and other primary source material from the Scottsboro Boys Trial of 1933. They compare historical events from the trial with the trial that takes place in To Kill A Mockingbird. There are an awful lot of similarities, aren't there?
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.
Young scholars read To Kill a Mockingbird as an analysis of moral courage. In this novel analysis lesson, students read the novel and court transcripts from the Scottsboro Boys Trial of 1933. Young scholars complete close reading activities and research another fictional or historical account of courage in relation to the Civil Rights Movement. Students may write a report or creative writing piece for their research.
Young scholars discuss meaning of term hero, identify various forms of heroism, discuss characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, and choose three people, real or fictional, whose actions reflect kindness. Students then discuss philosophies and mission statements, complete mission statement for character, Atticus Finch, and write personal mission statements.
Youngsters are divided up into discussion groups. Each group member is assigned a specific role during the discussion. The classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is the subject of this literature circle. This wonderfully constructed lesson has everything you need to successfully implement a literature circle in your class. Worksheets for each of the members are embedded in the plan. Excellent!
Readers of To Kill A Mockingbird use context clues and narrator comments in Chapter One of Harper Lee’s classic novel to predict the impact of characters and setting on the plot and character interactions. Learners then define a list of words using context clues, record references to the Great Depression, and draw a map of Scout’s street.
Is it ethical to assess To Kill a Mockingbird like you would Animal Farm? Well, this resource bravely goes there, and has readers decide what animal the characters from Mockingbird would be. Entertaining and original, the activity challenges them to use quotes from the novel, and assesses their understanding of characterizations. It also includes a self-analysis of the same design.
Chapters 28 – 31 of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird are the focus of a series of critical thinking questions. Responders are encouraged to refer directly to the novel to support their inferences and interpretations. Consider dividing the questions amoung groups and then having them share their findings with the whole class.