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To Kill a Mockingbird

TKAM Reading Schedule




Read/Due by

TKAM Part 1




TKAM Part 2



5/04/16 & 5/05/16

TKAM Test Review

What you need to know:

  • Characters:  who is who; who did what
  • What happened during the trial
  • How tone, pov, symbolism, and irony were developed in the book
  • How at least one theme developed in the book
  • How to write a thematic essay for one theme
  • Using literary elements for P.O.s (not just facts)


Additional Information:

  • Students may create a one-page, handwritten 8 ½ x 11 cheat sheet to use on the test. 
  • The test is a combination of matching, multiple choice, short answer, and essay introduction.


Essay Introduction Rubric


Inadequate (2)

Minimal (3)

Adequate (4)

Superior (5)


The introduction is only one sentence or is missing.

The introduction reads like another body paragraph.

The introduction introduces the essay.

The introduction is very concise with a thematic thesis statement and introduces the author and work.

Thesis Statement

The thesis statement is missing.

The thesis statement is not thematic, only states a fact, or is not arguable.

The thesis statement is in the although format and presents an argument.  It may be too wordy or simplistic.

The thesis statement discusses theme, is in the although format, and presents an argument.

P. O.s

The P.O.s are very weak or are missing.

The paper has P.O.s.

The P.O.s are tied to the thesis statement or are complete sentences.

The P.O.s phrases are closely tied to the thesis statement.


The introduction discusses facts only.

The theme is very clichéd or is not developed.

The work’s theme is discussed.

The introduction discusses the theme in relation to the world and the work. 

Literary Elements

Literary elements are missing or not relevant.

The P.O.s have one literary element.

The literary element P.O.s are tied to the thematic thesis statement.  It may be too wordy or simplistic.

The literary element P.O.s phrases are closely tied to the thesis statement. They are appropriate for the work.






TKAM Resources

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