To Kill a Mockingbird Trial Analysis and Essay


Great To Kill a Mockingbird trial analysis activity to help your students unpack the Tom Robinson trial! Students begin by closely analyzing each testimony and then using that analysis to write an argumentative essay claiming Tom Robinson is innocent.

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  • Teacher Directions
  • Answer Key
  • Trial Analysis Questions
  • Evidence Breakdown
  • Argumentative Essay Directions

Lesson Pages:

1. Trial Analysis Questions

Included analysis questions for each character that offers a testimony:

– Sherriff Heck Tate

– Bob Ewell

– Mayella Ewell

– Tom Robinson

2. Evidence Breakdown

Students use their analysis to list every piece of evidence that they believe proves 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.


Product Pages: 5

Total Pages: 12

Editable: NO



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