by Davina Chavez, SDSU

After reading To Kill A Mockingbird, students will analyze the main themes within the text. They will take those themes and relate them to historical context of that time period as well as present day. They will use resources such as the internet and the main text, as well as independent and group work. The focus of the lesson will be heavily rely on analysis and critical thinking.


When is the last time you needed to ask for help? Who did you ask? A stranger or friend or family member? Did their advice help you? Did you use it? Why or why not?

Put yourself in the position of someone from our book. How would Tom Robinson benefit from your help? Do you believe Atticus is right in believing that good will always prevail? What about Scout struggling in school. If she could ask for help what would she say?

 Today you will take a position from the character of your choice and ask for advice.

"Dear Abby"...