To Kill a Mockingbird - Extension Activities

  • Character Cube
    6 squares to fold into a box

    This is a worksheet has multiple pages and is intended to help students identify characters in the story. With this activity, students select a character and do a more indepth analysis of the character while doing a hands on activity. For this activity, you will need a writing utensil, scissors, crayons or markers, and glue or tape.

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes

    For Use: After all of the main characters have been introduced. It can be used at around the half way point of the book, or at the end so that students have a good idea of all characters.

    Trial Notes
    document with 8 square on it

    This worksheet is intended to help keep track of information and witnesses during Tom Robinson's trial. Use it as a way for students to remember which witness gave what specific information and testimony to help students draw conclusions based on the facts.

    Length of Activity: 30-45 minutes

    For Use: This can be used once the trial has begun in Chapter 17.


    Then and Now
    black and white picture of a woman and a color picture of a family

    This is a graphic organizer to help students as they read and track various characters in the story. Students can use them for only the main two characters, or they can use them for the majority of the characters that are introduced into the story.

    Length of Activity: 15 minutes

    For Use: This can be used throughout the book.


    Texting With a Character
    blank picture of an iPhone

    This worksheet is intended as a way for students to bring the characters in the story to life using materials and methods that are relevant to students in today's world.

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes

    For Use: Any time after several characters have been introduced.


    Stepping in Someone Else's Shoes
    a large rectangle with 3 small squares under it

    This is a worksheet that was created to help students understand another person's perspective by "stepping into their shoes".

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes

    For Use: Any time after the vocabulary from the book has been taught.


    Go Set a Watchman Worksheet

    This is a worksheet based on the very recent article that was published in which Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is publishing a new book titled, Go Set a Watchman. This worksheet walks through the article and asks questions related to it. It is a higher reading level activitiy.

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes

    For Use: After the book has been read and as a closing activity to help students determine whether they would like to read the next book when it is published.


    Character Nouns and Adjectives Worksheet
    character names written in boxes with blanks beside them

    This is a worksheet designed to assist in grammar study and discussion. It will help students identify and list nouns and adjectives as they related to the story and the study of the characters within the story.

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes

    For Use: At any time during the book.