In our work with Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, we will focus on how characters grow, change and learn as a result of their experiences.  Students will read independently to get the gist of the story, then work in small and large groups to build understanding.

Key questions include...

•  What is happening here?  How do we know?

•  Who are the characters?  What do we know about them?  How do we know?

•  What moments strike you as most significant to the text?  Explain why those moments are significant.

•  Locate passages you find difficult to understand.  What is it about these passages that you find difficult?  Work to untangle the difficulty.