To Kill a Mockingbird

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Harper Lee's classic tale of Scout Finch's experience with prejudice and racism, To Kill a Mockingbird, provides the text for a 23-clue crossword puzzle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups work together to identify the correct responses to the prompts using the text as needed
  • After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the puzzle, have groups create their own
Classroom Considerations

  • Prompts do not require critical thinking or address higher-level analysis
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • The 23 clues ask readers to identify quotations and events from the text
Cons

  • Some readers may find the awkward wording of the clues confusing
Common Core