Help students understand the theme of social injustice in To Kill a Mockingbird with this Paired Passage. Students will read a carefully selected passage from chapter 12 in To Kill a Mockingbird and discuss the guided discussion questions in small groups or as a whole class. Then students will close read the poem, We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Then students will discuss the thematic relevance of both passages and how each author treated the topic of social injustice. Guided discussion questions will support their understanding.
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