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4 Days with Harper Lee...and To Kill a Mockingbird is the perfect resource to supplement your teaching of this classic novel. Students will learn about Harper Lee as well as the iconic movie version of her book. The texts and activities can be done as an introduction to the novel, while reading it, or afterward. No plot twists and turns are revealed! The informational texts and activities can be done over 4 days of class time or as it best suits the teacher.
4 Days with Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird is designed as an assignment unit for English students in grades 9-11 and strong grade 8 students. There are two informational texts about Harper Lee (“Harper Lee’s Early Life”, and “Harper Lee, the Writer”) and one informational text about the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Each text (a page long) has an additional page of comprehension/opinion questions for each text and a vocabulary activity.
Also included is a graphic organizer for students to record information about Harper Lee and an activity directing students to read a 1962 review of the then recently released movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird; this includes questions designed to provoke student analysis and discussion about what the reviewer is expressing.
The resource includes a complete answer key for all question pages and activities. This movie review activity may be bought separately as a single resource, please have a look: To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Review Activity