Day 1

To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does it mean that “You never really understand a person … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (ch. 3)?

    Understanding someone means seeing the world from his or her point of view. (See activity below.) It also means imagining what someone’s views would be if he or she had certain experiences. Consider how Jean Louise understands the Cunninghams and describes them to her new teacher, who is from out of town.

  2. 2

    Why does Atticus Finch say that Bob Ewell should be allowed to break the law by “hunting out of season” (ch. 3)?

    Atticus says that common people should obey the law, but people like the Ewells need special treatment. They break the law so often...

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