To Kill a Mockingbird - Introduction


  • Introductory Video

    This video gives an overview of the book and the storyteller giving you a bit of background of the way that she was introduced to To Kill A Mockingbird, and how it became of one her all time favorite books.
    Length of Video: 2:08

    Text Transcript


    Sneetches Video

    This video is a great way to introduce discrimination to students. This is a classic Dr. Seuss video, and though it is a funny way to look at discrimination and segregation, it will assist in starting a discussion of the topic and help to move into an introduction of the book. When you click on the link, you will be taken to the amara.org website. You will need to stay within that website to keep the captions for this video. Click on the instructions below to see how this can be used in your classroom. Please remember, these captions are NOT "auto" captions that YouTube does. These captions have been typed to follow the video so that students can have access to the information. We have searched for copyright information with due diligence and are unable to find a publisher of the video in order to ask permission to add captions to make it accessible to Deaf students.

    Length of Video: 12:20 Seconds

    Sneetches: Video Instructions

    Directions for using the Sneetches video.

    Time To Complete: 20 minutes, approximately

    1940's Powerpoint
    The 1940s

    This is a powerpoint intended to help introduce the time period in which the book, To Kill A Mockingbird is set.

    Time To Complete: 20 minutes, approximately

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Abridged

    This is the abridged version of the book that was posted online. Feel free to use this version of the text as a way to scaffold up to the grade level text.


    To Kill A Mockingbird - Adapted
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    This is the adapted version of the text. The chapter worksheets that are included, were made using THIS version of the book. For struggling readers, this is where you would begin, and then, after reading a chapter in this version, move to the abridged version and once a student is able to read the abridged version, the grade level text would be next. It is not necessary to read all three versions. They are simply supplied here for your use as you see fit to meet your student's needs.


    Glencoe TKAM Unit
    To Kill A Mockingbird text

    This is being included for use for those students who need a greater challenge than the worksheets for each chapter provide. Glencoe has created this Unit that can be used as a supplement to materials that have been provided within this unit.


    Additional TKAM Unit
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    This is an additional unit that has been created by a group of teachers and posted online for others to use. It again goes beyond the adapted text, and addresses information in the grade level text that you may find useful. Although there may be portions that would not work with your specific population, there are ideas and lesson plans included that could prove to be very useful.