To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 21 Questions

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson to help students understand ideas in chapter 21 of the novel ''To Kill a Mockingbird''. Frame the chapter with a pre-reading activity, then reflect and connect the dots with questions designed for deeper thinking.

Setting the Stage for Reading

Getting students ready to read is important. Instead of having them jump right into chapter 21 in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, use this warm up activity to get their brains ready.

  • The trial is over and the characters are waiting for the verdict. How does it feel to wait for important news? What were the characters feeling? Have students choose a character and imagine they are waiting for the verdict. Write an imaginary journal entry and have each student share. Respond and discuss.
  • Make sure students understand key vocabulary words, such as:
    • Acquits
    • Exhilarated

Reading the Text

Now that your students are prepped and ready, allow them to dive into the text. Guide them during reading with these questions, or use them afterward to check for understanding or dig deeply into meaningful discussions.

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