A Time and Place: The Importance of Setting in To Kill a Mockingbird

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A strong community acts as a family during difficult times. The evidence for the family aspects of Maycomb is abundant in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and it is the focus of a lesson on the importance of setting as it relates to a novel's plot.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage learners to write a paragraph about their own settings (time period, community, classroom, home, etc.) using figurative language
  • Assign the final essay as a unit assessment
Classroom Considerations
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  • Lesson duration is around 40 minutes
Pros
  • Aligned to Common Core standards
  • Examines the context of To Kill a Mockingbird in a way that lends well to an interdisciplinary unit social studies
Cons
  • None