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Creating Psychological Profiles of Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions plus additional time for collaboration and presentations|
Lindenhurst, New York
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Poster board, scissors, and glue for each group
- Copy of To Kill A Mockingbird for each student
Grades 9 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Literary Graffiti, a high school version of the Doodle Splash student interactive, also aims to teach students to visualize what they are reading to help them develop as readers.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
- Example of A Factor Contributing To A Character's Psychological Profile
- To Kill a Mockingbird Psychological Character Profile Assignment
- Graphic Organizer For Psychological Character Profile
- Psychological Character Sketch Assignment Rubric: Poster and Presentation
- Psychological Profile Reflection Questions
- Students need to have finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird before starting work on this cumulative project.
- Make copies of necessary handouts.
- Consider individual strengths to determine which students would work best together in groups of three.
- Consider your own responses to the opening writing and discussion questions.
- Arrange for access to internet-connected computers for Sessions Two, Three, and Four.
- Bookmark and test the Character Trading Cards interactive, ReadWriteThink Printing Press tool, and Literary Graffiti tool on your computers to familiarize yourself with them and to ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.
- Bookmark and explore the Social Psychology Website to familiarize yourself with various social issues and their impact on human behavior.
- Bookmark the Symbols in Literature Website.
- Create a schedule for when the groups will present their presentations so that each student has adequate time to prepare.