1. Show book trailer: To Kill a Mockingbird book trailer.
2. Read and analyze “Killing the Mockingbird: Historical and Contemporary Efforts to Ban Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird” by Nicholas Patler (literary analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird). You can access the article online. While challenging, this literary analysis essay provides a great deal of contextual knowledge about the novel and provides a real-world example of this style of writing.
MLA citation for the article:
Patler, Nicholas. “Killing the Mockingbird: Historical and Contemporary Efforts to Ban Harper Lee’s To Kill AMockingbird.” Weblog
post. Nicholaspatlers Weblog. N.p., 28 July 2009. Web. 14 May 2013
Here are a couple of “Crash Course” videos by John Green on the book. They are simply fantastic.
Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDS32LEe1Ss