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Analyzing Author’s Craft in To Kill a Mockingbird
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Analyzing Author’s Craft in To Kill a Mockingbird


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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Students will continue to develop their ability to closely read text while studying the theme of taking a stand. During the first half of Unit 1, students will read two speeches reflecting examples of real people taking a stand. Students will use the novel To Kill a Mockingbird to respond to literature. The Readers Theater final performance task centers on NYSP12 ELA Standards RL.8.2, RL.8.3, W.8.3, W.8.4, and W.8.11b. Provided by




Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
4.48 MB
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Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
It is wonderful to see one of my favorite pieces of literature so thoughtfully dissected for student learning. Quite impressive!
July 11, 2014