Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Lesson plans and teaching resources

To Kill a Mockingbird Anticipation Guide
Students respond to 10 statements before and after reading the novel. Access requires MS-Word or compatible application.

To Kill a Mockingbird screenplay by Horton Foote
This teaching guide to accompany the screenplay is designed for grades 9 and 10. It includes a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.

Vocabulary from To Kill a Mockingbird
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on the word for its pronunciation, examples of use, synonyms, and more.

Working with the Film

Film Study Guide for To Kill A Mockingbird : Seeing the Film through the Lens of Media Literacy
A rich resource for helping students see the importance of camera angles, lighting, sound effects and more in telling this story in film as opposed to text.

How to Close Read the Language of Film
Suggestions for how to teach this skill. Includes stills from the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird .

Justice for all?: To Kill a Mockingbird and A Time to Kill
Students will view the courtroom scenes in To Kill a Mockingbird and A Time to Kill and determine factors which influenced the verdicts in each trial. Students will recognize and identify examples of prejudice, identify verbal and non-verbal persuasive tactics, identify similarities and differences in each trial, identify cultural factors that influenced each verdict, and select an issue and take a stance which reflects the viewpoint of the particular period.

Movie Speech from To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch delivers his closing argument at the trial of Tom Robinson. This clip is about 7 minutes long.

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