Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird


Nelle Harper Lee, born 28 April 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama – Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee. Biography from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Harper Lee (1926 – ). Very brief biography with color photo. To read full story of Harper Lee at Home by Steve King, you must be a premium member.

Harper Lee Biography. Includes color portrait. Information about Nelle Harper Lee and her family by Jane Kansas, NS Canada. See also Monroeville AlabamaHarper Lee InterviewsRoy Newquist Interviews Harper Lee, 1964 – includes black and white photo of Harper Lee, and Other Work by Harper Lee.

(Nelle) Harper Lee (1926-). “American writer, famous for her race relations novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. … Descendent from Robert E. Lee, the Southern Civil War general, Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama.”

Nelle Harper Lee Biography from PlanetPapers.

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Analysis, Critique, Reviews and General Resources on To Kill a Mockingbird

Chicago Public Library – One Book One Chicago: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Resource Guide Online contents include:Harper Lee, A Brief BiographySetting the Historical Context for the Novel: Scottsboro Trials and Tom Robinson’s Trial in To Kill a Mockingbird, The Civil Rights Era, Discussion Questions for the Novel: Language, Character, Point of View, Setting, Plot, Symbolism.

Historical Background. Prepared by Claudia Durst Johnson, Harper Lee scholar and author; and others. Contents include: Scottsboro Trials – The Novel’s Setting in the 1930s, Parallels Between the Scottsboro and Tom Robinson Trials, The Author and the Book, The Civil Rights Era – Setting the Historical Context for the Novel and the Film.

Internet Public Library (IPL) Online Literary Criticism Collection: Critical sites about To Kill a Mockingbird.

Mockingbird References. A-Z very detailed references in To Kill a Mockingbird by Jane Kansas, NS Canada.

Prereading Information for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. To prepare for reading this novel, general knowledge of the novel, author and the time period is essential. Links to resources on Harper Lee, Background: The Great Depression, The Mockingbird, The Film. Some links no longer accessible.

To Kill a Mockingbird from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Study Guides on To Kill a Mockingbird

Barron BookNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee from PinkMonkey.com. 1960, by Joyce Milton. Contents: The Author and Her Times, The Novel: Plot, Characters, Other Elements – Setting, Themes, Point of View, Structure, The Story: Chapaters 1-31, A Step Beyond: Tests 1 & 2, Answers to Tests 1 & 2, Term Paper Ideas, Glossary, and Critique on To Kill a Mockingbird by Richard Sullivan, from “Engrossing First Novel of Rare Excellence,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, July 17, 1960.

Book Notes: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Book Notes by Jami McKey, from BookRags.com. Contents: Chapters 1-31 Summaries, Author/Context, Plot Summary, Major Characters, Objects/Places, Quotes, Topic Tracking (Benevolence, Courage, Innocence), plus 221 Essays on To Kill a Mockingbird (summary and first paragraph or two accessible online, rest of essay for sale. Essays rated: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum).

ClassNote on To Kill a Mockingbird from GradeSaver.com. Contents: About Harper Lee, Character List, Short Summary, Full Summary and Analysis, Summary and Analysis of Chapter 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24, 25-31, Related Links, Quotes with Analysis, Author of ClassicNote and Sources, Purchase the Book and Related Material, Test Yourself! Quiz 1 – with 25 multiple choice questions, all correct and incorrect answers shown after test completed. Essay: The Impact of Class Structure by John Florio, and Forum.

NovelGuide: To Kill a Mockingbird. Contents: Novel Summary (Chapters 1-31), Character Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analysis, Top Ten Quotes, Biography. (Lots of annoying animated ads).

Studying To Kill a Mockingbird from UniversalTeacher.org.uk, Andrew Moore’s teaching resource site. Contents include: Chapter-by-chapter questions, An outline of the novel, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, The mockingbird theme, Harper Lee’s technique, Stereotyping, Attitudes in the text, behind the text, and in the reader, A note on the N-word, Specimen exam questions, and more.

StudyWorld StudyNotes: About Harper Lee. Contents: Biography of Harper Lee, Quick/Fast Review of To Kill a Mockingbird, Character List of To Kill a Mockingbird, Complete Comprehensive Summary and Review of Chapter 1-31. (Pop-up ads).

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – A Homework Online Study Guide. Contents: Summary/Explanation: Main action of each chapter and explanations of character and thematic development. Character Analysis: Descriptions of all main characters, including comments on their actions and involvement with theme. Theme Discussion. Important Quotes. User’s Forum – Readers post questions and answers on bulletin board. Mockingbird Online Store.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – A Study Guide by David Claudon. Contents: Things to Know, 1930’s Prejudice, Quizzes and Review Material, A 1930’s Scrapbook, Truman Capote’s Aunt.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Student Survival Guide. More than 400 annotations to explain text in the novel. Some annotations contain links to pictures and other websites. Chapters 1-31: Synopsis, Vocabulary, Allusions, and Idioms where relevant.

SparkNotes: To Kill a Mockingbird. Contents: Context; Plot Overview; Character List; Analysis of Major Characters; Themes, Motifs & Symbols (Chapters 1-31); Important Quotations Explained, Key Facts, Study Questions & Essay Topics, Quiz, Suggestions for Further Reading.

Lesson Plans and Webquests on To Kill a Mockingbird

Language Arts: Novel Guides – To Kill a Mockingbird by Horton Foote, from ClassZone.com. Theme: Justice in the Face of Prejudice for Grades 9-10.

Lesson Plans for To Kill a Mocking Bird from Web English Teacher.

Library of Congress – The Learning Page – Teacher Lesson Plan – To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective by Kathleen Prody and Nicolet Whearty.

SCORE: To Kill a Mockingbird – Teacher Guide. CyberGuide originally written by Linda Taggart-Fregoso in the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project, revised by Mary Jewell. Contents include: Student Activity 1: Speculate about the Novel Student Activity 2: Interpret a Quotation as a ReflectionStudent Activity 3: Describe from other ViewpointsStudent Activity 4: Write a Persuasive Essay.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee from HarperAcademic.com. Note to Teachers, 20 Questions for Class Discussion, Topics for Research and Writing Projects.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Reader-Response Questions for Chapters 1 to 31, by Ron Weightman, Los Angeles Unified School District. (Slow loading).

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Then and Now. Prince William Network (PWN) presents A Distance Learning Adventure. Contents:

To Kill A Mockingbird * Point of View – Trial. Includes student sample: An Account of Tom Robinson’s Trial from the Point of View of Reverend Sykes. See also A Ripple of Hope from Ms. Smith’s English Page.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Reading Comprehension from Georgia Learning Connections for Grade 9 Literature and Composition course. Students use novel-based short answer or discussion questions organized by chapter to encourage careful reading of the text.

To Kill a Mocking Bird WebQuest by Rachel Strong, Indiana University Southeast. Author’s note: “Through this WebQuest, you will travel through the south in the 1930s to discover how society viewed African-Americans, women, and children. You will learn how society dressed, talked, and acted towards their peers. At the completion of your research, you will have staged, costumed, and choreographed your own one act play pulled right from the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Vocabulary from To Kill a Mockingbird. 99 words in order of appearance from Chapters 1-30, selected by teachers.

Movies, Videos, Images, Music, Multimedia Sites on To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck): “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” With photo from film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Cast & Crew of the Film: To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962.

Photo gallery for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) from MPTV.net Photos – Motion Picture and Television Photo Archive.

To Kill a Mockingbird: A Film Review by James Berardinelli. “To Kill a Mockingbird presents its story through the eyes of children, and one child in particular – Scout (who is the stand-in for writer Lee). … To Kill a Mockingbird is universally recognized as a classic, and the label is well deserved.”

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) from Internet Movie Database (IMBD). Directed by Robert Mulligan. Writing credits: Harper Lee (novel), Horton Foote (Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter). Starring Gregory Peck.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Photos from MovieFone. View 11 black and white photos from the film.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Review by Tim Dirks – Page 1Page 2Page 3. A detailed and excellent review from The Greatest Films.

A Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Reviews from Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE).

Student Projects on To Kill a Mockingbird

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird – Author: Harper Lee. Background, Setting, Characters, Plot Summary, Major Conflicts, Key Issues, Lessons, Morals, Applications, and Themes by Wasim Ahmad, Bonnie Kavett, Regina Liang, Kery O’Malley, Ben Raisher of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

Black Issues in To Kill a Mockingbird

Identity, Oppression, and Protest: To Kill a Mockingbird and the Blues from The Blues, Blues Classroom, Lesson Plans. “African American history during the Jim Crow era includes encounters with poverty, racism, disrespect, and protest. Harper Lee develops all four of these themes in her famous 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.” Learning Objectives: 1. Explore life for African Americans during the Jim Crow era; 2. Consider terms of respect and disrespect; 3. Analyze the effectiveness of different forms of cultural protest.

To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee Book Review. “Haper Lee’s semi autobiographical Pulitzer prize winner is a superb account of bigotry and injustice set in 1930’s Alabama.” by Becky Palmer, Resident Scholar. Plus reviews by other resident scholars.

Legal Issues in To Kill a Mockingbird

Reconstructing Atticus Finch by Steven Lubet. Michigan Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 6 (1999), etext from Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin. Includes Reply to Comments on Reconstructing Atticus Finch by Steven Lubet.

Miscellaneous Topics on To Kill a Mockingbird: FAQs, Quotes, Trivia, Message Boards

Mockingbird FAQMockingbird – the novel, and Mockingbird: Further Reading by Jane Kansas, NS Canada.

Quotations from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960 from Quote Garden.

To Kill a Mockingbird Message Board from Yahoo! Education.

Links to other To Kill a Mockingbird Web Sites

Mockingbird On the Web. Links selected by Jane Kansas, NS Canada.

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