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To Kill a Mockingbird


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Class Activities for "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. 1. By Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. 2. Harper Lee Click either picture above to learn about the author’s life!
  3. 3. The Novel <ul><li>An unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it! </li></ul><ul><li>It takes the reader to the roots of human-behavior- to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Predict! <ul><li>Taking the information from the previous slide and now looking at the cover of the book, predict what this novel may be about. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Admit Slip: Emmett Till <ul><li>What details do you notice in the two pictures? </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the details, what questions do you have about the pictures? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a prediction about what you think we will be reading today? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Segregation
  7. 7. Quick Check <ul><li>Take a quick quiz and let’s see what you know about segregation in the United States… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Building Prior Knowledge <ul><li>In order to understand the events of Emmett Till’s murder, you must first understand the Jim Crow laws of the south. </li></ul>Click on the picture above to learn more!
  9. 9. Class Discussion <ul><li>What are your thoughts and questions revolving around southern Jim Crow laws? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Admit Slip: Scottsboro <ul><li>What details do you notice in the picture? </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the details, what questions do you have about the picture? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a prediction about what you think we will be reading today. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learn about the trial that rocked the world! <ul><li>From this link, locate the Teacher’s Guide to complete the various group assignments! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Online Poll <ul><li>Click on the picture to complete the online poll regarding the trial! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Your Opinion Matters <ul><li>Sign into the classroom Moodle and complete the forum titled “Scottsboro”. </li></ul><ul><li>You must write a 50 word reaction to what you have learned and respond to a classmate! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Writing Activity <ul><li>“ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” </li></ul><ul><li>What is the moral of this quote? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Group Activity <ul><li>Choose a shoe located at the front of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the “Create a Character” sheet within your group. </li></ul><ul><li>From your answers, create an “I Am” poem about the fictional character you have created. </li></ul><ul><li>Present your poem to the class and post it on the classroom Moodle ! </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Atticus Finch </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Louise Finch “Scout” </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Atticus Finch “Jem” </li></ul><ul><li>Boo Radley </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Robinson </li></ul>Major Characters
  17. 17. <ul><li>Calpurnia </li></ul><ul><li>Maudie Atkinson </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Baker Harris “Dill” </li></ul><ul><li>Aunt Alexandra </li></ul><ul><li>The Ewells </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie Crawford </li></ul><ul><li>Miss Rachel </li></ul><ul><li>Miss Caroline </li></ul>Minor Characters
  18. 18. Making Headlines!
  19. 19. Group Activity <ul><li>You will be visiting three learning stations today. </li></ul><ul><li>Located at each learning station is a fictional front page to a newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>Your group must analyze the newspaper and make a list of key points you find within each one. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group must then create a summary of what was happening in Maycomb, Alabama according to the newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>A class discussion will then follow. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Problematic Situation <ul><li>You are a well respected lawyer in town and are asked to defend a man that has been accused of rape. You realize that with an all white male jury there is no way your African American client will be acquitted of the charge. Do you still defend him? </li></ul><ul><li>Why or Why Not? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Banned Books <ul><li>Why do you think Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been banned throughout many school districts over the past forty years? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you feel the book should be banned? Why or Why not? </li></ul>