To Kill a Mockingbird - Extension Activities
This worksheet is intended to help students identify characters in the story. With this activity, students select a character to do an in-depth analysis of the character's traits while completing a hands-on activity. For this activity, you will need a writing utensil, scissors, crayons or markers, and glue or tape. This cube with instructions will guide the student through the steps needed to complete the activity.Length of Activity: 30 minutes
For Use: After all of the main characters have been introduced. It can be used at around the halfway point of the book, or at the end so that students have a good idea of all characters.
This worksheet is intended to help keep track of information and witnesses during Tom Robinson's trial. Use it as a way for students to remember which witness gave what specific information and testimony to help students draw conclusions based on the facts.
Length of Activity: 30-45 minutes
For Use: This can be used once the trial has begun in Chapter 17.
This is a graphic organizer to help students as they read and track various characters in the story. Students can use them for only the main two characters, or they can use them for the majority of the characters that are introduced into the story.Length of Activity: 15 minutes
For Use: This can be used throughout the book.
This worksheet is intended as a way for students to bring the characters in the story to life using materials and methods that are relevant to students in today's world.
Length of Activity: 20 minutes
For Use: Any time after several characters have been introduced.
Stepping in Someone Else's Shoes
This is a worksheet that was created to help students understand another person's perspective by "stepping into their shoes".Length of Activity: 20 minutes
For Use: Any time after the vocabulary from the book has been taught.
This is a worksheet based on the very recent article that was published in which Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is publishing a new book titled, Go Set a Watchman. This worksheet walks through the article and asks questions related to it. It is a higher reading level activity.Length of Activity: 30 minutes
For Use: After the book has been read and as a closing activity to help students determine whether they would like to read the next book when it is published.
Character Nouns and Adjectives Worksheet
This is a worksheet designed to assist in grammar study and discussion. It will help students identify and list nouns and adjectives as they related to the story and the study of the characters within the story.Length of Activity: 20 minutes
For Use: At any time during the book.