Centered around Caitlin, a girl who has Asperger’s syndrome who is trying to find closure after the death of her brother, Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine addresses the contemporary issues of community and individual loss within the context of difference and friendship. Students will enjoy connecting with Caitlin and discussing the nuances of language, even the humor, that pervades this intriguing, relevant read.
This Literature Guide includes:
• 17 Reader Response Journal pages, including one for students to do before they read the novel,
• 9 final essay questions,
• 8 final project ideas.
This literature guide addresses Common Core Standards: ELA.5.1, ELA, 5.2, ELA.5.3, ELA.5.6, SL.5.1, L.5.5. It can be used with grades 5-7.