To Kill a Mockingbird: What Makes a Book Great?

This To Kill a Mockingbird: What Makes a Book Great? lesson plan also includes:

Is To Kill a Mockingbird a great book? To conclude a 10-lesson unit study of Harper Lee's novel, class members generate a list of characteristics of great books, suggest works that fit some or all of these criteria, and then measure To Kill A Mockingbird against this list.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider adding a discussion of who or what could be considered mockingbirds in the novel 
Pros

  • The attached zip file contains all unit materials
  • Class time is provided for writers to get assistance with the essay outlines, drafts, and/or arguments
Cons

  • Less-accomplished writers will need additional support to successfully complete the writing assignment