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Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books. I love the feeling of nostalgia and themes of childhood innocence the novel conjures each time I read it. There are so many other themes present in the novel, here are some resources to help narrow your focus.
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Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Megan McClure says:
    Here is another great resource that provides links to a number of other great resources to access To Kill a Mockingbird, including project ideas and an activity linking the movie and the novel.
  • Megan McClure says:
    The National Education Association offers a number of resources for teachers and readers of TKAM.Among them are the audio version of the book, as read by actress Sissy Spacek, as well as a number of additional websites pertaining to Harper Lee, TKAM, and its recently published sequel, Go Set a Watchman.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Here you will find a number of great, printable worksheets to use in support of teaching TKAM, with a strong focus on ethics, courage, and life in the U.S. during the time of the Great Depression.
  • Megan McClure says:
    I LOVE this TKAM project idea, created by teacher and blogger, Traci Gardner. Gardner has created a number ways to integrate social media into the literature she teaches, and for this project, she had her students create Instagram accounts for the characters in TKAM with some inventive results.
  • Megan McClure says:
    ELA Teacher Karrie Fansler leads an inquiry-based discussion on TKAM. Working as a class and in small groups, students are given the opportunity to think beyond the text and share out their ideas based on questions for each chapter. Fansler is less concerned with her students getting the right answer and more concerned with cultivating creativity and higher order of thinking skills.
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BloomBoard Asks:What themes do you focus on when teaching To Kill a Mockingbird?