To Kill a Mockingbird

ENGLISH 20: Novel for Recollections Unit: To Kill a Mockingbird (Looking Back and Looking Forward)

This page will house an entire unit plan for To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird- by Harper Lee (Published by Warner Books)

Who is Harper Lee?

What does the back of the book say?
Warner Books, 1987
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill a Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behaviour-to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 15 million copies in print and translated into ten languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

Motivational Set: 

What on earth is a Mockingbird?

Northern Mockingbird- Photo from BloomsandBlogs.com

The following is a compilation from Miss Jessie Mann, Mrs. Michelle Mercredi, other HRHS teachers, online resources and Miss Jolene Strueby.
To Kill A Mockingbird Introductory Powerpoint
(Brief powerpoint to introduce To Kill a Mockingbird to students.)
Outline & Contract
(This is an outline and contract for final projects for the novel.)
Chapter Questions
(Comprehension and discussion questions for all chapters 1-31)
Character List
(This provides a list of all characters to discuss and note. Room is given for students to make notes and to ‘keep tabs’ on each individual student.)
Complete Character List
(This provide basic summaries on characters.)

The Finch’s (GradeSaver.com)

The Radley’s (GradeSaver.com)

Protagonist/Antagonist (www.shmoop.com)

Essay Assignment & Topics

From: Grade Saver

To Kill A Mockingbird Facts
To Kill a Mockingbird Review

Chapter One – Question & Boo
Chapter Two & Three – Themes, Social Classes, and Quote
Chapter Four – Six – Allusions, Idioms, and Institutionalized Prejudice
Chapter Seven & Eight – Perceptions & Likeness
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten-Eleven
Chapter Twelve- Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen-Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen-Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen-Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two – Twenty-Five
Chapter Twenty-Six – Twenty -Seven
Chapter Twenty-Nine-Thirty-One
Vocabulary

Allusions

Student resources:
Spark Notes

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