mockingbird Unit Plan

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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87 pages
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Mockingbird Novel Study Unit Plan

This unit plan is designed to get students exploring language, theme, plot, setting, character development, inquiry, inferences and a range of cognitive thinking skills as they read the novel, Mockingbird. Students are provided opportunities to analyze two settings in the novel, identify and describe characters and analyze character relationships, use inquiry processes to determine how themes are used within the novel, use specific quotes to analyze characters, plot and theme, identify and understand vocabulary, and use text references and quotes to infer meaning. The unit employs multiple delivery modalities and uses a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Lesson plans are student-centered and are designed to engage students in multiple activities.


• Overview of the unit plan

• Instructional Plan for the unit

• Caitlin’s Phrases Lesson Plan

• Setting Analysis Lesson Plan

• Character Analysis Lesson Plan

• Fabulously Fun Theme Thursday Lesson Plan: Part I

• 10-Second Rule Game for Chapters 1-14

• Mini-Assessment Project

• Caitlin’s Rituals Lesson Plan

• Figures of Speech Lesson Plan (Literal vs. Figurative Language)

• Fabulously Fun Theme Thursday Lesson Plan: Part II

• 10-Second Rule Game for Chapters 15-27

• Quotes Activity: Fact Checker Lesson Plan

• Setting Analysis Lesson Plan: Part II

• Friendship Lesson Plan

• Fabulously Fun Theme Thursday Lesson Plan: Part III

• Blooming with Knowledge—Mini-Projects for Mockingbird

• More Mini-Projects for Mockingbird

• Rubric for Mini-Projects

• Literary Log

• Best Practice, Common Core Standards, and Social Studies Strands Connected to the Unit

(71 page unit plan + 16 page student Literary Log)

This unit is planned as a 3 week unit outline, however, easily adaptable to 4 to 6 weeks.

Content: English Language Arts and Social Studies

Grades 5-8 grade

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Total Pages
87 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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