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Here's a must-have resource for anyone reading To Kill A Mockingbird or using Harper Lee's award-winning novel in a classroom. The packet contains Miss Hollace Ransdall's first-hand, factual account of the trials of the Scottsboro Boys, the economic and social background of the case, as well as information about the two plaintiffs and their families. Worksheets draw comparisons between the trials of the Scottsboro defendants and Tom Robinson, the plaintiffs, and the closing statements of the two attorneys. 
Use the entire study guide or pick and choose your favorite parts to support instruction of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The packet includes background notes, vocabulary, and a review guide that covers characters, setting, plot, irony, and symbolism with questions organized into chapters.
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to an essay question based on Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the bottom of the page.
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.
Eighth graders debate issues in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. In this debate lesson, 8th graders break into three groups and given a view to research and debate. Students must find text to support their ideas and others' ideas.
Provided here are dozens of questions to guide readers through reading all 31 chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird. Suggested answers are included. Most of the questions focus on plot recall, although some do require deeper-level thinking. 
Students participate in role-play activities to explain that emotional and social effects of prejudice discussed in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Students 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. Students 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.
High schoolers study the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, view courtroom scenes in To Kill a Mockingbird and A Time to Kill, and determine factors which influenced the verdicts in each trial, in a writing assignment.
Students read and discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. In this literature lesson, students read the texts and examine the school experience long ago. Students create a profile of the history of their school.
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Harper Lee's To Kill a MockingbirdStudents may check some of their answers online.
Students read the book, To Kill A Mockingbird carefully with an eye for all instances and manifestations of courage, but particularly those of moral courage.
For this vocabulary skills worksheet, students review the listed terms and figures related to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the bottom of the page.
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!
Take a look at the topic of violence as seen in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Discuss together the values that Atticus holds and brainstorm ways to combat violence in a similar manner to what he portrays in the novel. Get your class to work toward nonviolence by organizing a rally and creating flyers for it. Extend the lessons learned from To Kill a Mockingbird into learners' lives with this interdisciplinary activity.
Tenth graders  analyze the role of mentors, point of view, and prejudice using the texts of To Kill a Mockingbird and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this literature analysis lesson plan, 10th graders review Scout's perspective in a journal entry and a powerful event from their own childhood. Students work in groups to discuss mentor relationships and answer questions about the book and poem. Students review transitional words and find them in articles.
From the setting to the tone of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, this PowerPoint provides a great review of the book for the classroom. It outlines key elements, describes important characters, and gives a brief review of the history during the 1930's. Tip: This is a fantastic resource to use throughout the whole reading of To Kill a Mockingbird in your classroom.
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.
Not to be confused with tin foil, this quiz is asking about character foils from To Kill a Mockingbird. Key sentences contain blanks, for which the reader then chooses the best answer. Every question compares two characters who are foils.
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.

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