• Group 1,
    Your job is to become an expert about Harper Lee. Click on the links below to read her biography. You will need to read the link to answer the questions. If you cannot find the answers from this biography, search the web. When you are finished, answer the questions provided to you. Be sure to read carefully because you will be teaching your classmates everything you know about her. 
    1. When and where was Harper Lee born? What was her family like?
    2. Who was her childhood best friend?
    3. What did she study in college? Did she participate in any extra-curricular activities? Why might this be important to consider while reading To Kill A Mockingbird?
    4. How did her decision to move to New York make To Kill A Mockingbird a reality?
    5. What year was To Kill A Mockingbird published? When was it adapted to screen?
    6. Was Harper Lee honored in any way following the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird?
    7. Harper Lee's real life influenced many of the characters and events in To Kill A Mockingbird. Given what have you learned about her life (including personality traits, friends, family, experiences) make a prediction about what kinds of issues might surface in the book. Do you think that your knowledge about Harper Lee will influence your reading of the book? Should it influence your reading of the book? Why or why not?
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