These To Kill a Mockingbird Activities are great supplemental activities that all focus on better understanding empathy and will enhance your students' analysis of the novel. These documents all come as .pdf's and EDITABLE PowerPoint's! SIX ACTIVITIES INCLUDED!
INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:
- EXPLAINING EMPATHY ACTIVITY:
Students dig deeper and with reflection in regards to truly understanding what empathy means and what it looks like prior to analyzing empathy in the novel. Provides an excellent grasp of the concept of empathy before moving further into other activities.
- SHOES ACTIVITY:
Students look at various pictures of shoes and work with a partner to carefully observe the shoes. Students complete a graphic organizer about this shoe that will help them write a narrative about the owner of the particular shoe. (Pictures not included in unit, would need to be printed or downloaded through a quick Google search)
- A CHARACTER'S SHOE ACTIVITY:
Students select a character from the novel and draw a large picture of the type of shoe they imagine that particular character wearing. Students then use evidence from the text to describe that character.
- EMPATHY TASK CARDS:
8 task cards focused around the theme of empathy. You can use these task cards in many ways, including:
- Have students answer task cards with a partner.
- Assign one card to a table or group of students.
- Assign students to pick a question at random and write a journal response.
- Use them as Socratic Seminar questions.
- Assign small groups a task card and have them present their findings to the class.
- Early finishers grab a random task card to respond to.
- I AM POEM:
In this poem, students truly put themselves in someone else's shoes ( a character in the novel) and see the world / Maycomb from their perspective. Students are also required to use evidence from the text to support their writing. (Includes an EDITABLE RUBRIC.)
- EMPATHY BLACKOUT POETRY ACTIVITY:
Students choose a page in their books and will identify strong and vibrant words in the text that will guide the theme of their poem. Students are asked to create a poem focused around the theme of empathy.
**In order to edit the documents, you will need PowerPoint 2008 or newer.**
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