To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a child’s view of race and justice in the Depression-era South. The book sells one million copies per year, and Scout remains one of the most beloved characters in American fiction. Check out sample lesson plans for To Kill A Mockingbird below.
Students will put key plot events in chronological order and identify common threads running throughout the novel..
Students will analyze quotations from the text to determine how justice and truth function in the novel and how they are affected by prejudice.
Students will complete a chart with details to analyze how women influence the novel's protagonist.
Students will identify synonyms and antonyms of the word prejudice and use them to think about prejudice in the novel.
Students will write descriptions of Scout from various characters' points of view. They will use these to determine which character teaches Scout the most about prejudice.