To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Study for Special Ed | Read aloud & questions


(3 MB|263 pages)


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the focus of this novel unit for students with autism and special learning needs. Have you ever wanted to read a novel to your special education students but thought, there is no way they will sit and listen? Persevere, it is worth it!! This 200 page unit on the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is designed for students who have significant disabilities and special learning needs. I was always reading a novel to my students, regardless of their learning level. The lesson of learning to sit while someone is talking is an invaluable skill that is worth teaching.


This unit has various activities to accompany Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. The materials were designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through listening to this novel. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information as they get to experience this classic story of Scout, a girl growing up in the South in the 1930s dealing with some very adult issues. This repetition encourages deeper engagement of the book. Finally, many of the activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation. There is an activity (38 different activities!!) to go with each chapter as your students stay engaged while you read this novel aloud.

There are 2 complete files to go with this unit. One is in color and one is in BW.

*****There are also 5 comprehension questions for each chapter. Each question has 3 picture answer choices. An answer key is included.

***NOTE: This novel study does NOT use an adapted or abridged version. It uses the classic novel by Harper Lee.***

***BRAND NEW!!! This novel unit now has each chapter read aloud on video. That way your students can listen and watch someone else read each chapter!!

See preview for the table of contents and a detailed look at what is included,


To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Includes:

  • Each chapter read aloud on video
  • 191 pages of activities to accompany To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Table of Contents
  • Suggestions for Use and Suggestions for Differentiation for activities
  • 38 activities (1 or more for each chapter)
  • 5 comprehension questions for each chapter


There are so many benefits to reading out loud to your students. You will teach them an invaluable skill of learning to sit still while someone else is talking. Your parents will also LOVE you for not only teaching them this skill of sitting but also for exposing them to age-appropriate material. Plus, you never know which students you will touch with each story you read.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.

If you are looking for more novel units perfect for high school, I have:

  • The Outsiders (click HERE)
  • Huckleberry Finn (click HERE)

I also have a blog post on reading novels to a low incidence class that includes some FREE SAMPLES:

Reading Novels to a Low Incidence Class