TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: identify the characteristics of the Southern woman in the early twentieth century; analyze the character growth exhibited by both Scout and Jem; discuss the relationship of Atticus with his children; explain Harper Lee’s themes of racism, loss of innocence, and deceptive appearances; compare and contrast traditional Southern social attitudes and Atticus’s attitude toward other people; discuss Harper Lee’s use of first-person narrative and its implication on the reader’s understanding of the story; explain the role of Boo Radley as an absent character (one that the reader does not see); analyze Atticus’s character as a representation of justice and equality; describe the impact of social class on characters’ attitudes and actions; explain Harper Lee’s use of humor, suspense, and allusions as literary techniques; and identify and define the literary devices that Harper Lee uses, such as similes, metaphors, and idioms. 117 pages. ©2006.
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