To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Guide: CCCS Aligned Teaching Guide

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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird contains student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and much more, written with time-tested best practices in mind, and aligned with the Common Core State Standards and NCTE/IRA National ELA Standards for grades 9-11. (159 pages)

This To Kill a Mockingbird Literature Guide includes:
• List of Pre-Reading Project Ideas and Activities (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9; W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.9)

• Elements of Fiction: Literary Terms to Know

• Author Biography: Harper Lee with Comprehension Check questions

• Informational Focus articles with Comprehension Check questions, including

•• The Great Depression (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1)
•• Plessy versus Ferguson (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1)
•• Jim Crow Laws (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1)
•• True Stories of Similar Trials (RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3; RI.11-12.1)

• Glossary of over 200 Allusions and Terms from the novel (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)

• Glossary of over 200 Idioms and Expressions from the novel (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)

• Vocabulary Lists with and without definitions (L.9-10.6; L.11-12.6)

• Anticipation/Reaction Activity to introduce the themes from the novel (RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5)

• Note-Taking and Summarizing Charts for active reading, helping students keep track of questions about the novel, connections made throughout the novel, notes, summary, predictions, and reflections (RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2; RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2)

• Comprehension and Analysis questions for each set of chapters (Covers numerous and varied CCSS ELA Standards)

• CCSS Reading: Literature Standards activities, including
•• Elements of Plot (RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.3)
•• Exposition (RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.5)
•• Dialect and Slang (RL.9-10.4; RL.11-12.4)
•• Characterization (RL.9-10.3; RL.11-12.3)
•• Setting (RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.5)
•• Foreshadowing (RL.9-10.5; RL.11-12.5)
•• Figurative Language (RL.9-10.4; RL.11-12.4)
•• Analyzing Poetry by Langston Hughes (RL.9-10.7; RL.11-12.6)
•• Courtroom Terminology and the Judicial System (RL.9-10.4; RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6; RL.11-12.4, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4)
and more!

• CCSS Language Standards activities, including
•• Connotation and Denotation (L.9-10.5.B, RL.9-10.4; L.11-12.3, L.11-12.5.B, RL.11-12.4)
•• Base Words (L.9-10.4.D; L.11-12.4.C), Root Words (L.9-10.4.D; L.11-12.4.C) Affixes (L.9-10.4.B, L.9-10.4.D, L.11-12.4.B, L.11-12.4.D)
•• Context Clues (L.9-10.4.A: L.11-12.4.A)
and more!

• Reading and Vocabulary Quizzes for each set of chapters

• Two Final Exams: one all Multiple Choice, one Mixed Formats including Constructed Response

• List of Post-Reading Project Ideas and Activities (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9; W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.9)

• List of Essay Prompts and Creative Writing Projects (W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10; W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.9)

• Teacher's Guide, including
• • Sample Agenda
• • Notes to the Teacher
• • Summary of the Novel by chapter
• • Project and Literary Analysis Rubrics
• • Complete Answer Key



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**Please Note: Common Core State Standards have not been individually notated within this Guide. Activities and lessons for this Guide are aligned with CCSS (see notations above), however, Comprehension Check Questions, quizzes, and tests may not be written to the rigor of the Common Core.
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