TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD DIGITAL PAPERLESS UNIT (USE WITH GOOGLE DRIVE)
This digital, paperless unit plan for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has everything you will need to teach the award-winning novel in a 1:1 classroom. With over 340 slides of eye-catching Google Slides, digital assignments, questions, vocabulary, and interactive class activities, you will have everything you need!
This digital unit is created with Google Slides, Google Docs, and Google Forms and can easily be shared with Google Drive, Google Classroom or even via email! You don't have to be a tech savvy person to make this work in your class. The detailed step-by-step instructions provided make it painless and easy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a DIGITAL unit meant for a 1:1 or paperless classroom.
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INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE:
15 slide Google Slides presentation that provides detailed information about the genre of the novel, the author, and the historical context (Jim Crowe Laws, KKK, Racism, The Scottsboro Trials etc).
CHAPTER SUMMARY CARDS
Digital cards that you can keep handy for those students who struggle with reading comprehension. They can also be useful if a student is looking for a particular part of the plot. They can check the summary cards to find the correct chapter!
Also included is a digital blank version for students to write their own summaries.
READING QUIZZES WITH ANSWER KEY
12 Digital reading quizzes that include 3-5 quotations from the chapters which show an important plot development. Students are required to explain what is happening at this particular part of the plot. The quizzes are shared via Google Forms and a printable detailed answer key for each quiz is included
VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT RESOURCES
• Google Slides presentation explaining to students how to determine the meaning of an unknown word using context.
• A To Kill A Mockingbird vocabulary response slides for students with quotes from the novel that use challenging vocabulary. Students use context to determine the meaning of the bolded word. There is also a place for the actual definition to be inserted.
• A Google Slides presentation to go over each of the vocabulary words with synonyms/definitions for students to easily understand the new terms (organized by chapter sets)
CHAPTER QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
• Reading Questions Google Doc – A document is included for all the chapters and also individual files for chapter sets.
• A 57 Slide Google Slides presentation that includes all the answers to the questions for easy review with the whole class.
A 40 slide Google Slides presentation. The notes discuss some of the most important aspects of the novel organized by chapter. The notes address characterization, theme, setting, and much more! Your students will have a deeper understanding of the novel after you use this resource!
Youtube required for this resource. Students watch a video that relates to content from the novel and respond to a journal prompt. This is a great way for students to connect personally with the novel. Teacher slides are included as well as digital response sheets.
IN CLASS ACTIVITIES & ASSIGNMENTS
BOO RADLEY PSYCH REPORT The assignment gets them to take on the role of a psychiatrist and use all that information to write up a "Psychiatric Report" using evidence from the novel for support.
EMPATHY ACTIVITY Use this activity and assignment as a way for students to reflect on the theme of empathy in the novel
PLOT DIAGRAM ASSIGNMENT Students plot the events of the novel onto the plot diagram (answer key included)
EXAMINING RACISM ACTIVITY Students watch a video on discrimination and racism and respond to questions about the video and how it relates to the novel.
TOM ROBINSON'S TRIAL ACTIVITY Everything you need to set up a trial role-play in your classroom (full scripts included).
ATTICUS' APPS Bring To Kill A Mockingbird into the 21st Century by choosing apps for Atticus if he had an iPad. This assignment demonstrates understanding of characterization.
SYMBOL SEARCH Students explore two important symbols in the novel.
MAYCOMB TOUR GUIDE Students write a tour guide script for Maycomb to demonstrate their understanding of setting.
MOVIE REVIEW/COMPARISON Use these assignments after watching the film adaptation of this novel.
4 Printable posters (color and black and white) of important quotes from the novel.
FINAL CREATIVE PROJECT
Students create a newspaper called The Maycomb Times where they explore a variety of different aspects of the novel. Included is a Google Slides presentation to introduce the project, detailed response sheets for students, templates, and graphic organizers
ESSAY WRITING RESOURCES
• Novel essay topics for students to choose from
• 2 Graphic organizers for essay pre-writing
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