To Kill a Mockingbird GCSE Activity Pack

Suitable for: WJEC

Harper Lee’s prestigious novel handles a number of sensitive themes against the backdrop of a contentious and troubling period of American history. This Activity Pack aims to make the reading, understanding and interpreting of Lee’s novel as approachable as possible, taking students through stimulating chapter-by-chapter tasks before progressing to activities relating to the text as a whole.

Activities include:

  • Insightful questions
  • Stimulating reading and writing tasks
  • Pair and group work
  • Creative activities for visual and kinaesthetic learners
  • Appealing tasks based on modern media
  • Spoken language tasks

A carefully considered structure that develops understanding:

  1. Build a foundation for learning and get students interested with introductory pre-reading exercises.
  2. Dig deeper with text-based activities. Every chapter is explored through a range of thought-provoking tasks.
  3. Consolidate knowledge with whole-text activities focusing on: Characterisation • Relationships • Setting • Themes • Ideas and Messages • Language • Form • Structure • Context

All activities are perfectly matched to the GCSE Assessment Objectives, and the fantastic structure makes the pack accessible for your whole class – differentiation is built in.

An ideal complement to the Study Guide for this text.

Plus! Suggested answers for questions and activities included.

What do teachers say about this resource? (10059)

An excellent resource. Very detailed resources focusing on characters and chapters. Lots of activities for students to complete... interesting presentation to engage students...

H Bell, HoD & Peer Reviewer (Previous edition)

Great resource!... Makes pupils think... It matches [the specification] very well.

G Wooller, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Previous edition)

Excellent, particularly for low ability GCSE... Liked the fact that it is visual... the character photos are superb for bringing the people in the novel alive... Presentation is superb and I love the photos – will use this for students who learn visually. Excellent character questions

S Fallon, Retired Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Previous edition)

The tasks are engaging and take the student through the novel chronologically... I like the way the material is appropriate for each chapter, making it accessible for all ability levels. The tasks are varied and there is ample opportunity for students to take part in creative writing tasks... each [task] is labelled according to the AO it develops, which is very handy... will help students to engage with the novel, and will allow them to get an excellent understanding of the characters. It will also allow them to consider life in 1930s America and to question the theme of prejudice and racial divisions.

R Smart, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A great resource which will really be a useful addition even to a department with a cupboard full of TKAM resources... I liked the tasks... these are accessible and would appeal to students... The style is visual and appealing to both teachers and students... made by a teacher with great detailed knowledge of the text and a clear idea of how to put together useful worksheets that students will enjoy.

V Denman, HoD & Peer Reviewer (Previous edition)

A comprehensive list of questions and tasks that allows pupils to know the text thoroughly.... I like that there are speaking and listening exercises built in... It allows for more creative approaches to speaking and listening.

C McDonough, Enrichment Co-ordinator, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer (Previous edition)