Grade: Middle
Subject: Literature

#2131. Personal Response to Mockingbird

Literature, level: Middle
Posted Mon Feb 12 08:50:36 PST 2001 by Kerry LeBlanc (
Argyll Home Education Services Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Concepts Taught: creative, personal response

Below you can see a list of assignments that relate to the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Choose 2 of these assignments to complete.

EVALUATION: each assignment will be marked holistically on a scale of 1-10.
No matter which assignments you choose to submit, I will be looking carefully to see that you have shown your clear understanding of the story. If you wish to receive full marks, make sure you submit responses that:

-fully completes the assignment as directed.
-show me your clear understanding of the story To Kill A Mockingbird
-are edited carefully for logic, spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence/paragraph format.

Total: 2 assignments x 10 marks= /20

-Write any kind of poem about To Kill A Mockingbird (Min. 16 lines)
-Pretend you are a character in the novel and describe the other characters in the novel and what you think of each of them. Explain why.
-Do a collage of a major theme of your novel.
-Write an obituary for one character from To Kill A Mockingbirdthat shows you understand that character's contributions to the story. Read the Obituaries section of a newspaper first.
-Write a review of To Kill A Mockingbird wherein you try to get someone else to read it. Look at book reviews in the paper first.
-Write another part of the story where you describe what happened to Jem or Scout after the story ended.
-Write a different (better?) ending for the story.
-Write several diary entries made by one of the characters during the course of the story.
-Find 3 songs that seems to relate to To Kill A Mockingbird. Write out the lyrics and then write an explanation of how they relate.
-Make a series of 3 or more postcards that one of the characters has written throughout the course of the story to a friend who lives outside of Maycomb County.
-Come up with a creative assignment of your own choosing. Please get my approval before you begin.