This assignment allows your students to illustrate both their knowledge of the text, as well as their writing abilities.
There are four different options where students must crawl into the skin of one of the characters. The first two ask them to assume the role of Jem or Scout as adults and to look back at what they learned during the course of the novel. These two assignments also require that the students conduct some research on the civil rights movement.
The final two assignments focus on Atticus and his sister and require that students show an understanding of both character and text.
Each assignment requires students to use direct references to the text.
Rubric is included.
This assignment is part of this larger unit:
Activities for Pre- and Post-Reading, a package of presentation, essay and creative writing ideas.
If you would like more for TKAM, check out:
Beyond Chapter Questions
, a study unit for real learning
An Inquiry Project
that helps students become heroes for a mockingbird as they reflect on the lessons learned in the novel.
Finally, the whole thing can be purchased in this
, with a bonus binder organizer!