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To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee. Summary. A southern lawyer defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. He tries to teach his children and their friends about the proceedings, but the town has other ideas of how things should be judged. (Include). To Kill A Mockingbird Folder.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee


A southern lawyer defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. He tries to teach his children and their friends about the proceedings, but the town has other ideas of how things should be judged.


To Kill A Mockingbird Folder

  • Three prong folder or binder with pockets

  • Paper

  • Pencil and/or pen

  • Crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils

  • Creativity

Table of Content Page

Author Information 1

Introduction 2

Unidentifiable Words 3

Questions 4

Scout Finch 5

Jem Finch 6

Atticus Finch 7

Boo Radley 8

Miss Maudie 9


Table of Content continued

  • Tom Robinson 10

  • Bob Ewell 11

  • MayellaEwell 12

  • Aunt Alexandra 13

  • Dill 14

  • Judge Taylor 15

  • Mr. Gilmore 16

  • Calpurnia 17

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Table of Content continued

Literary Terms18

Point of View19









Table of Contents continued


Satire 28

Irony 29

Personification 30


Parallels in the Two Plots 32

Study Guides


Harper Lee

  • BornNelle Harper Lee

  • April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama

  • Parents: Amasa Coleman and Frances (Finch) Lee

  • Attended the University of Alabama 1945-1950

  • 1947 enrolled in University of Alabama Law School

  • Attended Oxford University in England as exchange student

  • Moved to New York City in 1950

  • Worked as reservation clerk for Eastern Air Lines and British Overseas Airways.

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  • Quit her job and penned the first draft of ToKill A Mockingbird

  • In 1957, she submitted the manuscript to a publishing house.

  • Spent two years revising manuscript

  • Became friends with Truman Capote

  • Won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961

  • Sold 500,000 copies in 10 languages

  • Never wrote another novel

  • Still lives in Alabama

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Part One

Part Two


Parallel in the Two Plots

Compilation Sheets

  • You will be compiling information on each character as we read each chapter

  • Your daily homework will be to update your character compilations.

  • One sheet per character.

  • As you read, you should update each character’s sheet as he/she is mentioned.

  • Example of page setup is on the next slide.

Scout Finch

  • Physical description

  • Hobbies

  • Extra notes

  • Add a picture

  • (Include)

Point of View

  • The perspective, or vantage point, from which a story is told. Three commonly used points of view are first person, omniscient third person, and limited third person.


  • The process by which authors create memorable characters. The two major methods are:

    • Direct characterization: the author tells what the character is like and what he does.

    • Indirect characterization: A writer reveals a character’s personality through his or her appearance, words, actions, and effect on others.


  • A figure of speech that uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideas.

    • Good as gold

    • Spread like wildfire


  • A figure of speech where something is described as though it were something else.


  • A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.


  • Characteristic of or suitable to the informal language of ordinary conversation or writing.


  • Deliberate exaggeration in writing or speaking, used to create and effect.


  • A statement that seems to contradict common belief but may nevertheless be true.


  • The dialect or language characteristic of a certain group, class, trade, or region.


  • The use of sarcasm, irony, or wit in ridiculing and denouncing abuses, follies, customs, etc.


  • A condition of affairs or events exactly the reverse of what was expected or hoped for.


  • A type of figurative language where a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics


  • Displaying the same pattern or course.

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