To Kill a Mockingbird

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Students step into the shoes of another as they see the world through six year old Scout Finch’s eyes in a Depression-era Alabama town. She experiences a variety of aspects of society from monetary perspectives to racial perspectives. This moving narration will allow students the opportunity to experience a different perspective.

TKAM Packet — Here is a copy of the packet that students must complete as they are doing their reading. If they lose their packet, they will need to print off another copy and be sure to have it complete to turn in by the completion of the novel. It includes a character chart, reading questions for each chapter, and a place to include vocabulary words throughout the reading. The completed packet is worth 100 points.

TKAM Reading Schedule Calendar — Here is a calendar to help guide students on the expectations for each day and the reading homework as well. This is subject to change, but it provides an outline of the schedule for the course of this novel.

TKAM Reading Schedule — Here is the reading schedule for the novel. The dates indicate the days that the pages must be completed for class.

TKAM Perspective Paper — Students must use this prompt sheet to guide them for this paper. Students need to choose their favorite scene from the novel (one continuous scene) and tell it from the perspective of another character (involved in the scene) other than Scout.

  • TKAM Perspective Paper Sample Outline — Students may use this to help guide them to completing their outline for this paper.
  • Dialogue Handout — Students should use this as they work on creating and incorporating dialogue into their perspective papers. (Courtesy of Ms. Clark)

TKAM Perspective Paper Peer Review Checklist

NEA’s Materials on TKAM for “The Big Read” — Here is a link with information provided by the NEA for their program “The Big Read” on the novel.

Radio Story about Harper Lee (NPR) — Here is a story from the NPR website (published in 2014) discussing Harper Lee’s life (before her recent death in 2016).

3 Levels of Cognitive Questions Handout — Here is a handout to help remind students how to write and ask each level of question (Level 1 – Level 3). Students may use this to help guide them on writing their own discussion questions related to TKAM (or any other reading that they complete in the future).