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To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Guide: CCS Aligned Teaching Guide

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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for To Kill a Mockingbird contains 159 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more aligned with the Common Core State Standards and NCTE/IRA National ELA Standards for ninth through eleventh grade.

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This To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Guide includes:
Author Biography
Anticipation/Reaction Guide
Historical Background on The Great Depression, Plessy versus Ferguson, Jim Crow Laws, True Stories of Similar Trials
Over 200 Allusions and Terminology
List of Over 200 Idioms and Expressions
Notes on the Elements of the Novel
Vocabulary List With and Without Definitions
Note-Taking and Summarizing Activities
Standards Focus Activities on Elements of Plot, Exposition, Dialect and Slang, Characterization, Setting, Foreshadowing, Figurative Language, Analyzing Poetry by Langston Hughes, Courtroom Terminology and the Judicial System, and more
Assessment Preparation Activities on Connotation and Denotation, Base Words, Root Words, Affixes, Context Clues, and more
Pre-Reading and Post-Reading Ideas and Activities
Essay and Writing Ideas and Prompts
Project and Literary Analysis Rubrics
Reading and Vocabulary Quizzes
Three Test Versions
Summary of the Novel
Complete Answer Key

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On  May 26, 2009Secondary Solutions answered:
Thank you for your purchase! As far as the vocabulary words are concerned, I am sorry you found it "woefully inadequate." I deliberately picked out a relatively minimal number in order for students to be able to learn them! Additionally, for the purposes of Assessment Preparation and vocabulary activities that are throughout the Literature Guide, I chose to focus on those words that students may come across in their future reading.

I agree that there are far more potential vocabulary words that could be introduced, however, I chose to focus on a palpable number of words for students to learn. I applaud you if you are able to teach your students the hundreds of potential vocabulary words throughout the novel, but for the purposes of this Guide, I didn't want to overwhelm or discourage students.

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Where can I see what common core standards this meets? Thank you!
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Hello there! Yes, these Literature Guides (as I call them) are my specialty! I am assuming you are looking for somewhere around grade 9 or 10? If so, other Guides for grades 9-10 include Romeo and Juliet, Of Mice and Men, Animal Farm, and more. To check out my full list of titles, go to "My Products" under my profile, next to "My Q & A." To go to my page, copy and paste http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Secondary%20Solutions/ in your browser. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you need help finding anything or if you have further questions. Thanks for your interest!
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I am looking at purchasing two of your literature guides: one on To Kill a Mockingbird and one on Romeo and Juliet. I cannot get the preview of the Romeo and Juliet Literature Guide to come up (it says product does not exist). My question is: Are there pages in your guides that are the same? If so, how many pages repeat, especially between these two guides?
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On  November 22, 2010Secondary Solutions answered:
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Thank you for your interest in our guides. Thank you for letting me know about the product preview for Romeo and Juliet. I will fix that immediately. To answer your questions, there are similarities in format and structure of the guides, i.e. they all have pre-reading, post-reading, quizzes, tests, etc., but every single guide is specifically written to get the most out of each novel. There is no overlap or repeat of material between the guides.
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