Harper Lee - Author Study - Profile and Social Media
Engage students in the text using the writing platforms they are most familiar with: facebook and twitter posts. These resources support higher-level thinking skills and a literary analysis based approach to teaching. This purchase includes four copy-and-go handouts: author facebook profile, facebook newsfeed, facebook exit tickets (four per page), and twitter exit tickets (four per page). There is also a note for teachers detailing multiple ways to incorporate these resources into your unit plans, including ways to use them as reading quizzes and assessments.
Students feel comfortable writing in a more relaxed format that they are used to with social media, and I find that they come up with more creative and original things to say without the structured confines of a more elaborate piece of writing. I enjoy using these resources for any text I am teaching and hope that you find the same.
To Kill a Mockingbird Unit
5 weeks of lesson plans for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Includes pacing guide, film essay, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching To Kill a Mockingbird in an engaging way! This unit supports an in-depth analysis of the text. Students will be encouraged to think deeply and write about themes and character development with these activities.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Anticipation Guide & Reflection
Use pre-reading and post-reading activities to get students making "big picture" connections with this To Kill a Mockingbird anticipation guide and reflective writing. This purchase includes a two page handout with quotes that relate to the text's theme.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Quote Analysis & Reading Quizzes
A perfect tool for scaffolding deeper understanding and analysis for To Kill a Mockingbird! This is my go-to tool for helping students process key details and providing regular reading quizzes without drowning myself in grading.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Socratic Method - Post Reading Discussions
Students feel confident with this semi-structured approach to class discussions. This purchase includes a 20 slide PowerPoint that introduces students to the Socratic method for the purpose of discussing a text, a student discussion prep sheet and reflection, and detailed instructions for the teacher on how to facilitate a class discussion. The PowerPoint also includes theme questions to help students expand their perspective on the text, or to extend a discussion that needs to delve a bit deeper.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Visual Theme and Quote Poster for Bulletin Boards
Highlight key themes and pique students interest with this printable poster. The image can be printed on 8.5x11 and 8.5x14 paper for a bulletin board, student workbook covers, etc. There are two styles: clean and crumpled. You can also enlarge the image for a bigger display. This purchase includes the images in .jpg format and instructions for how to enlarge the image using a free website.