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To Kill a Mockingbird in the Classroom: Walking in Someone Else's Shoes
by Louel Gibbons
|Grades||9 – 12|
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a staple of secondary school curricula nationwide. The novel has never been out of print since its initial publication in 1960 and continues to enjoy both critical and popular success worldwide.
To Kill a Mockingbird in the Classroom: Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes examines ways of engaging students as they study Lee’s novel. Included are collaborative learning, discussion, writing, and inquiry-based projects as well as activities related to the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird. The twelfth book in the NCTE High School Literature Series, this volume features sample student work and excerpts of relevant literary criticism and reviews.
Gibbons, Louel. To Kill A Mockingbird in the Classroom: Walking in Someone Else's Shoes. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2009.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students explore the motivation behind characters’ actions in To Kill A Mockingbird by creating psychological profiles for characters from the novel.