TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (ALL IN) BUNDLE
IF YOUR STUDENTS ARE NOT USING COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM THEY MAY STILL DO THIS ASSIGNMENT ON TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. PRINT AND DISTRIBUTE OR USE WITH A SMART BOARD AND ENGAGE THE ENTIRE CLASS.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT ON TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ARE THE FOLLOWING:
➢ TEST: 16 multiple-choice and true or false questions, answers, and chapter numbers on To Kill a Mockingbird.
The test is a reading test - see the preview for an example of the questions - and should reveal whether students have actually read the book or read a summary.
➢ TKAM PARTS ONE AND TWO: 48 Interactive Google Slides - you simply share the file with your students and they answer the questions on their computers. I have also included this assignment as a PDF so that you can do the assignment without a computer.
➢ Using Google Slides is such an exciting new way to engage your students - the artwork is exceptional and complements this wonderful novel!!!
➢ The slides contain a series of questions that test reading comprehension as well as engage the students in textual analysis. Students type in answers on their computers (everything is automatically saved in Google Drive).
➢ Students cannot lose their assignments - check your students’ work in the revision history to see what they finished and when they finished it.
➢ I use Google Classroom for all of my assignments. I create the assignment in Google slides or as a Google doc - I post the assignment and Classroom makes a copy of the file (for each student) - they simply hit “turn in” when they are ready to submit. It’s accessible anywhere through Google Chrome. It is their own file with their name on it. They may also share the file with you or with other students when they are doing group work.
➢ No prep - the unit is ready to go - simply share the file with your students (a link is provided) and they answer the questions on their computers (at home or in class). No printing and no lost assignments.
➢ANALYTICAL QUESTION: Instructions for teachers and students on writing the Analytical Question.
➢ An example of an Analytical Question for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
➢ Two examples of Analytical Questions on other texts.
➢ One page handout where students write their own Analytical Question.
➢ Online version of student assignment.
➢ ONE SHEET INFOGRAPHIC as a PDF document to be printed or uploaded.
➢ Grayscale and color version - 11 x 17 inches is the recommended printing size.
➢ There is one color version, one black and white version, and an example of one that was filled in by a student.
➢ Link to my ONE SHEET INFOGRAPHIC for students to use interactively through Classroom or other online programs.
➢ Instructions for students when using the interactive version.
➢ Information on Google Slides for teachers and students.
➢ Student examples
➢ A ONE SHEET DAILY DILEMMA. Traditionally one sheets are single page documents that summarize a person’s accomplishments, or advertise a product or a film. They are sometimes used to introduce new artists and/or films. They usually contain an image or two, biographical information, and taglines. I have created these DAILY DILEMMA ONE SHEETS to help students engage in critical reasoning and to introduce them to philosophy, ethics, law, and justice. They may be used as homework or class work, individual or group work, and even as seminar or debate preparation.
➢ Teacher notes – these are presented in the same one sheet format so they are equivalent to three pages of notes. You could use the teacher notes as part of an overhead presentation.
➢ This dilemma raises questions about the trial, Boo Radley’s fate, Atticus’ battle with the people of Maycomb County, and his closing argument.
➢ This novel gives students the opportunity to dig deeper into the relationship between law, equal rights, and justice. I find my students have varying and emphatic opinions on this subject, yet their beliefs are not grounded in facts nor knowledge. On the last page of the preview you will find links to several TpT units that focus on law and justice.
➢ The student one sheet (actually two sheets) includes the following sub-headings:
WHO THE CASE IS ABOUT
HIGHLIGHTS OF ATTICUS’ CLOSING ARGUMENT
THE EVENTS AFTER THE TRIAL
QUESTIONS (NINE IN TOTAL)
Common Core Standards covered:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1; 9-10.1; 11-12.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4; 9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1: W 11-12.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
I teach TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as a TEXTURE TEXT or a CONTEXT TEXT usually alongside Plato's Republic. It is an excellent story to use when studying philosophical concepts including, but not limited to, the following: JUSTICE, LAW, MORALITY, FRIENDSHIP, and more.
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