To Kill a Mockingbird
pre and post reading activities. Included in this package:
A creative pre-reading assignment that has the students do research on the Southern US during the Great Depression, so they can have a better understanding of time and place before reading the novel. The assignment can be done in one of two ways: a group assignment that results in a presentation, or an individual assignment that produces a piece of creative writing. Both include a rubric.
Group presentations (three options so you can choose what works best for you and your class) The topics are also of varying difficulty so you can differentiate by carefully assigning topics to the appropriate groups.
a) Each group will present information on a minor and major character, as well as an important element of the novel
b) Each group presents on a major character and an important element of the novel
c) Groups present on an important element only
Essay topics: The topics for the presentations can be used to complete an essay, if that's what you would prefer. I have also included a less traditional choice. Pre-writing graphic organizers are included for the students.
A creative group assignment that asks students to choose a group of people who are “different” than they are and to crawl around in their skin for a while.
Creative writing options that ask students to crawl into the skin of some of the major characters in order to illustrate their understanding of not only the character, but the novel as well.
Rubrics for assessing all of the above
If you would like to have more Mockingbird activities, you can check out my
Novel study unit, designed for real learning
An inquiry project that asks students to be a hero for a mockingbird
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