To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird book cover

To Kill a Mockingbird Resources

Mr. Lettierre’s Web Page: To Kill a Mockingbird
A 9th grade English teacher has put together an impressive array of resources: chapter guides, quote quizzes, chapter quizzes, plot & character worksheets, vocabulary flashcards, vocabulary quizzes, internet resources, and more. Most are in Word or PDF Format. There are several project ideas that may interest you as well as Internet resources: Novel, Historical Context, Great Depression, Harper Lee, and other topics. A great resource!

Scene from To Kill a Mockingbird


To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
From the Library of Congress, this is a long (4-5 week project) but you could use parts of it to suit your objectives. It is designed for 10th grade, but adaptable for MS grades. Students learn about the history of African Americans in the South through analysis of historical and literary primary source photographs and documents, identify literary devices and figurative language in historical documents and personal narratives, and write creative works that reflect the themes of racism, compassion, and tolerance in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Mapping the Mockingbird
Education World lesson plan in which students come to understand the importance of setting in a novel and use computer technology to collect information and (possibly) create a map.

Studying To Kill a Mockingbird
A UK guide with plenty of analysis: characters, themes, techniques, viewpoint, stereotyping, attitudes, and other topics.

Famous American Trials: Scottsboro
Learn about the trial that serves as the basis of the book.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Access historical background and source material to learn how Jim Crow laws deprived African Americans of their civil rights.

“Mockingbird’ Sparks Controversy The 41-Year-Old Novel Triggers Renewed Racial Debates”
This is an NPR ‘All Things Considered’ audio report runs on Real Player. It may take a few minutes to load.

Students Video Book Review of To Kill a Mockingbird


To Kill a Mockingbird Group Project
Teacher offers project with scoring rubric that deals with stereotypes and nature of a hero.

Harper Lee
Information about author Harper Lee, including biography, memoirs, and recollections. Some audio recordings are also available.

Phone message from Harper Lee to Mrs. Underwood’s reading class at Fergus Falls MN, Middle School, thanking them for an invitation. MPR; December 31, 2001 (Real) Encourage your students to write living authors!

Photo Montage of Harper Lee

Speech From the Birmingham Pledge Foundation written in celebration of Lifetime Achievement Award for Harper Lee.