"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee: A Study Guide offers detailed materials to support a critical reading of this modern classic. Fully revised following the publication of "Go Set a Watchman" (for which I also have a study guide on TPT).
1. Teacher's Introduction;
2. List of characters with extensive notes;
3. Analysis of genre, setting, narrative voice, themes, etc.;
4. A helpful commentary/introduction to most chapters accompanied by in-depth questions (94 in all) which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. (Even if you know this text well, I believe that you will find new ideas here.) The questions are designed to stimulate thought and interpretation, not to test. They can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc.. No answers are provided: the students WILL find their answers in the text;
5. The guide ends with a deliberately provocative reappraisal of the character of Atticus showing how the novel is related to "Watchman";
6. Ideas for discussion groupings and presentations in class;
7. Materials, research assignment and discussion topic on the frequency with which the novel has been challenged and banned;
8. Glossary of relevant critical terms.
9. Two graphics for student notes (one on plot and the other on character) to be used as the teacher directs.