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Ch 5: Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: Guide & Resources

About This Chapter

Use the resources in this 'To Kill a Mockingbird' chapter to help you start insightful discussions about this historical novel with your students. This chapter includes questions and activities related to each chapter of the book that you can use to improve your student's reading comprehension.

Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: Guide & Resources - Chapter Summary

Within this chapter, our instructors provide you with discussion questions and activities on the major characters, themes and plot points in To Kill a Mockingbird. These lessons include the following:

  • Discussion and essay prompts related to this book
  • Questions related to each individual chapter within To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Useful pre-reading activities and reading comprehension project ideas

Elaborate lessons provide extensive ideas, resources and activity ideas. Use the suggested questions directly in your classroom or scan through the information to get ideas for creating your own assignments and class projects.

How It Helps

  • Makes the text fresh again: You'll get to review chapter-specific questions that you may have never considered, bringing this classic back to life.
  • Provides structured review: With so many issues addressed in one book, these lessons provide discussion questions for each chapter to help keep your students focused.
  • Improves student understanding: You'll review discussion questions that can help get your students interested in the text, which will ultimately help them better comprehend the novel.

Skills Covered

At the close of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Incorporate discussion questions for each chapter into your To Kill a Mockingbird lesson plans
  • Implement classroom activities to help students analyze themes and characters
  • Create a list of group project ideas and activities related to this book that can be used in your classroom

25 Lessons in Chapter 5: Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: Guide & Resources
To Kill a Mockingbird Pre-Reading Activities

1. To Kill a Mockingbird Pre-Reading Activities

Getting ready to read ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' with your students? Don't just launch into the novel - prepare them by participating in these pre-reading activities that spark prior knowledge and prepare students for reading, both before and chapter-by-chapter.

To Kill a Mockingbird Discussion Questions

2. To Kill a Mockingbird Discussion Questions

Teaching 'To Kill a Mockingbird'? Here are some discussion questions to help spark conversation with your students. Questions cover the entire novel and can be used one-on-one, with student teams, or as a whole group discussion.

To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide Questions

3. To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide Questions

Harper Lee's novel has an engaging plot and layers of meaning for students to uncover. This study guide includes a series of chronological questions that can be used to test for understanding, or that can function as a reading guide.

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Prompts

4. To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Prompts

Ask your students to think deeply about and respond to the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by using these essay questions as a guide. Questions can be used after reading the entire novel or throughout the book.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1 Questions

5. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1 Questions

These discussion questions will help your students analyze the characters and setting in chapter 1 of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. The extension questions will further enhance their understanding by challenging their critical thinking skills.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 2 Questions

6. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 2 Questions

Are you reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' with your students? These questions will enhance understanding of chapter 2 and can be used with one-on-one, with teams, or as a whole group discussion.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 3 Questions

7. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 3 Questions

Chapter 3 discussion questions will certainly enhance student critical thinking skills and confirm their understanding of the chapter. Also the extension questions will promote lively one-on-one, team, or whole group discussions.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 4 Questions

8. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 4 Questions

Use these questions to confirm student understanding about the central characters and the Radley's house. You may use these discussion questions one-on-one, with teams, or in a whole group discussion.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 5 Questions

9. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 5 Questions

If your students are reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird', these questions will help them think critically about chapter 5. Utilize the questions with a single student, provide the questions to student teams, or engage in a whole group discussion.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 6 Questions

10. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 6 Questions

Students will enhance their literary analysis skills by answering the Chapter 6 discussion questions below. You'll also activate a higher level of learning by requiring students to complete the extension questions.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 7 Questions

11. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 7 Questions

If your students are reading 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' the following lesson will ensure they have read and are ready to discuss Chapter 7. You may use these questions one-on-one, with student teams, or as a whole group discussion.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 8 Questions

12. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 8 Questions

Your students will confirm their understanding of Chapter 8 by responding to these discussion and extension questions. These questions can be used for one-on-one conversations, team or whole class discussions.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9 Questions

13. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 9 Questions

Confirm student understanding of Chapter 9 by requiring them to respond to the following discussion questions. Further expand their application of the themes in the chapter with the extension questions.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 10 Questions

14. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 10 Questions

Guide student comprehension by providing them with these Chapter 10 discussion questions regarding the chapter's events and themes. This lesson can be utilized one-on-one, with teams, or as a whole group.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 11 Questions

15. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 11 Questions

Utilize these questions to enhance student understanding of chapter 11. The extension questions will also correlate concepts and themes with their personal lives. This lesson can be utilized with individuals, in teams, or as a whole group.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 12 Questions

16. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 12 Questions

Chapter 12 unveils the answers to many questions, assumptions and wonderings. Students will be able to confirm their understanding by responding to each discussion and vocabulary question.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 Questions

17. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 Questions

In Chapter 13 students will learn about the narrator's family history by providing thorough answers to the discussion questions and the extension questions will challenge their critical thinking skills. These questions can be used with individuals, teams, or the whole group.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 14 Questions

18. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 14 Questions

Enhance your students' understanding with discussion questions from Chapter 14. Explore their ability to correlate concepts from this chapter to real-world experiences with the extension questions.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15 Questions

19. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15 Questions

Use these discussion questions to confirm your students' comprehension of chapter 15 in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Additionally, challenge their ability to correlate the chapter's concepts and themes with real life experiences by using the extension questions.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 16 Questions

20. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 16 Questions

Confirm that your students understand Chapter 16 of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by using this set of questions. These questions ask them to think critically about setting and theme and offer extension questions that require life application.

To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 21 Questions

21. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 21 Questions

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.

To Kill a Mockingbird Activities

22. To Kill a Mockingbird Activities

If you are teaching Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and need ideas for class work, you have come to the right place. This lesson discusses several activities you can use to promote learning during this novel unit.

To Kill a Mockingbird Project Ideas

23. To Kill a Mockingbird Project Ideas

Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird', although controversial, exemplifies the importance of family and the ugliness of racism. This lesson gives teachers project ideas for helping students grapple with the novel's challenging and timely concepts.

To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Plan

24. To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Plan

''To Kill a Mockingbird'' is a classic novel taught in many schools. This lesson provides a framework you can use to create a unit for teaching this novel that lays out objectives, in-class discussion topics, and written assignment options.

To Kill A Mockingbird Lesson Plan

25. To Kill A Mockingbird Lesson Plan

This lesson plan on 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will help students better understand one of the most famous works by the late Harper Lee and its criticism of life in the South.

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