High School
English Language Arts

To Kill a Mockingbird Has Enduring Relevance

This classic tale told by a six year old girl resonates with boys, girls, adults, elderly, all races and ethnicities alike. Scout's trials and tribulations may not be replicated by most of us, but her feelings and examination of values remain with the reader and probe his/her mind and heart. There are hundreds of resources for this novel so you have the opportunity to match them to your own style. Good luck with the following ones!
A Collection By Melissa Mirabello
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To Kill a Mockingbird Has Enduring Relevance
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    Quality lessons and supplemental materials about on this site by a nonprofit educational organization. You will find video links, civic and human rights lessons/artifacts, and a downloadable eBook called "Teaching Mockingbird." Enjoy the site and revive a classic story.
  • NEA Big Read

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    neabigread.org
    neabigread.org
    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Look through this site and its links and you will have everything you need to share the beauty of To Kill a Mockingbird with your students. The capstone projects are especially notable and the courtroom drama is a valuable experience I have offered my students in the past.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    This clip is no more than three minutes and prior to Harper Lee's death, yet it is worthy of showing because children are reading lines from the text and Lee's hometown and details about her dad are revealed. It is a heartfelt tribute to her legacy.
  • Book Promo

    Website
    digitalbooktalk.net
    digitalbooktalk.net
    Melissa Mirabello says:
    Digital book talks or book promos are a great post-reading assignment for students. They will enjoy putting together video clips, photographs, and quotations to portray the essence of the book. Then, they can use music and record their voices or group members' voices to add to the video's effect.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    This enrichment project gives students the ability to look within by creating a self portrait, a collage of themselves. Students reflect on their roles in life and who they are just like Scout examined herself and her surroundings throughout the book.
  • Melissa Mirabello says:
    Here is another resource with an abundance of lessons and activities for students. It also features the sequel Go Set a Watchman and accompanying teaching tools, Finally, there is an audio link of the book read by Sissy Spacek that will help your auditory learners.
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BloomBoard Asks:How can I revisit the beauty of Scout's journey with my students?