The first resource included is a KWL introductory activity. A KWL helps kids to set a purpose for reading- they will be looking for answers to their questions, keeping them focused on a reading task.
The second resource is an organizer and inference activity for the trial scene. The organizer helps students to organize the testimonies of Heck Tate, Mayella Ewell, Tom Ewell, and Tom Robinson. The inference activity has students look at Atticus' methods of questioning and what these lead the reader to infer about the events at the Ewell house.
When you teach a classic novel like To Kill a Mockingbird, it can be easy to get repetitive and teach the novel the same way every time. It's great for educators to shake up their approach to literature so that it doesn't get dull.
Food for thought... What are your favourite classic novels to teach? Is there a unique teaching method that you have used to spice it up?