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To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Plan Bundle

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Great resources for To Kill a Mockingbird unit where students can analyze themes and characters in the text in fun and engaging ways!

See the Product Description below for more details!

This bundle includes:

  1. Argumentative Essay: TKAM Trial Analysis
  2. One pager activities for themes, characterization and summaries
  3. Theme Analysis Worksheets and Graphic Organizers
  4. Character Analysis Worksheets and Graphic Organizers

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides

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ONE PAGER ACTIVITIES

Engaging one-pager activities for To Kill a Mockingbird to help students analyze characters and themes as well as summarize sections of the text.

A one-pager is a simple page response allowing students to creatively and imaginatively showcase their understanding of a text.

This resource has four different one-pager activities! Each one pager comes with a planning sheet to help students before they create their one-pager.

Includes:

1. Character Analysis One-Pager

  • Focuses on indirect and direct characterization to determine the personality/type of person the character is. Students also identify the characters hopes, dreams, fears, motivations and more!

2. Character Development One-Pager

  • Focuses on how a character changes from the beginning-middle-end of the text. Students also identify major events and other characters that influence/develop the change.

3. Chapter Summary One-Pager

  • Students identify important events from the chapter and create a visual representation of their summary through the one-pager.

4. Theme Analysis One-Pager

  • Focuses on identifying a theme topic or theme statement that is present throughout the text.
  • Theme Info Sheet also included that defines theme and explains the difference between a theme topic and a theme statement.

5. Six Student examples

6. Rubric for each one pager

7. Seven One Pager templates students can use to create their one pager!

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THEME ANALYSIS WORKSHEETS

Students will:

  • Learn the difference between a theme topic (usually 1-2 words) and a theme statement (message/lesson)
  • Identify theme topics repeated throughout the text
  • Create a theme statement showcasing a lesson/message they believe is repeated.
  • Identify evidence to support their theme topics/theme statement

Includes:

1. Theme Analysis Info and Planning Sheet

  • Defines theme and explains the difference between theme topics and theme statements as well as how to create a theme statement using a theme topic.
  • Mind map to help students brainstorm theme topics they believe are present in Kindred.

2. Theme Graphic Organizer

  • Students use their theme topic to create a theme statement and identify 4 pieces of evidence showing it is present throughout Kindred.

3. Sixteen Theme topic ideas

4. Three Answer Key

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CHARACTER ANALYSIS WORKSHEETS

Students will:

  • Learn the difference between indirect and direct characterization
  • Identify character they believe develop (change) throughout the text.
  • Analyze physical traits, actions/behaviors, private thoughts, speech, impact on others, other characters opinions and what all of this reveals about the character they are analyzing

Includes:

1. Character Analysis Info and Planning Sheet

  • Define indirect vs direct characterization and details the 5 methods of indirect characterization.
  • Mind map to help students identify characters they believe develop and change throughout the text.

2. Indirect and Direct Characterization Worksheets and graphic organizer

  • Focuses on students identifying how the author reveals details about characters through indirect and direct characterization. This enables students to learn about the characters physical traits, inner thoughts, impact on others, their personality, hopes, dreams, fears and more!

3. Character Development Worksheet

  • Students use their theme topic to create a theme statement and identify 4 pieces of evidence showing it is present throughout To Kill a Mockingbird.

4. Three Answer Keys

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TRIAL ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

To Kill a Mockingbird movie activity helping students unpack and analyze the Tom Robinson trial! Students begin by closely analyzing each testimony to gather evidence and the facts of the case. They will then use that analysis to write an argumentative essay claiming Tom Robinson is innocent. Please note: This resource uses the movie version of TKAM for the trial.

Students will:

  • Watch the Tom Robinson trial
  • Analyze the testimonies to identify evidence for the prosecution and the defense.
  • Write an argumentative essay detailing why Tom Robinson is innocent.

Includes:

1. Teacher Directions

2. Trial Analysis

  • Critical thinking questions for students to analyze the testimonies offered by each character:
    • Sherriff Heck Tate
    • Bob Ewell
    • Mayella Ewell
    • Tom Robinson
  • An answer key for the analysis questions is provided!

2. Evidence Breakdown

  • Students use their analysis to list every piece of evidence that they believe proves Tom’s innocence.
  • An answer key is provided listing specific pieces of evidence that show Tom’s innocence.

3. Argumentative Essay

  • Students use the analysis and the evidence breakdown to write a five paragraph essay claiming that Tom Robinson is innocent.
  • An essay outline sheet is provided to help students structure and create their final essay.

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File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Content Pages: 100

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