To Kill a Mockingbird Worksheets To Print:
Novels in Context
- We examine the whereabouts and wear-with-all of the author. Conduct some brief research to answer the following questions, in order to
better understand the context in which Harper Lee wrote her famous novel.
What's the Gist? -
You had to write Cliff Notes on this work in one page, what would
Race Relations - We
compare and contrast the treatment of characters. This is a creative writing piece that will take some research and some deep thought.
Atticus Finch -
The character of Atticus Finch has been called the
backbone of the novel. Why?
and Themes - Consider how the juxtaposition of the following
characters helps to develop theme in the novel.
- Explain why you think Lee wove this complicated thread of connections,
and how they contribute to the development of the theme of the story.
- Prejudice figures largely in Harper Lee's famous novel, To Kill
a Mockingbird. Think about the story, and answer the following questions.
- Consider the following characters. How does Lee's treatment of
them as the story unfolds suggest that no individual is either completely
good or completely evil?
Good and Evil
- Identify places in the novel where "good" encounters "evil." How can the innocent keep from being destroyed by conflict with evil?
Venn Map - A great
way to map out the major themes and contrasts. Identify a
major theme from the
novel and give examples
of how the theme is
character, plot or setting.
Motifs - Motifs
are recurring structures, contrasts and literary devices that can
help develop and inform a story's major themes.
- Harper Lee frames her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, in two ways.
What are they?