Mrs. Sanders Name _____________________
Creating a Character’s Memory Box
Your group will be creating a memory box for the character Scout from the novel
To Kill a Mockingbird. Your box should have two ends, one lid, a bottom and two
The outside of the box:
The lid – The lid of your character’s memory box must be decorated to reflect a rite-of-
passage that the character goes through. Think of the lid as the door from childhood to
adulthood. Be sure to include the character’s name, an explanation of the experience that
moves the character from childhood to adulthood, and the definition of rite-of-passage. You
must also include a significant quote that supports your explanation of this character’s rite-
The box ends – Each end of your box should illustrate a specific theme. You should
include a statement and explanation of a theme on each end. These themes should directly
relate to life lessons learned by the character Scout.
The bottom and two sides – The sides of your box should illustrate the setting of your
piece of literature. Be sure to focus on time, place, sights, sounds, and smells of the
character’s childhood setting. You should also include at least one quote on each side that
supports your illustration of the character’s setting. On one side you must also include the
title and author of the work of literature.
Inside the memory box:
Symbols – You must create five items significant or symbolic from the character’s
childhood. You may use fabric, buttons, items from nature, construction paper, etc. to
create these items. You must attach an explanation or write an explanation on the back of
each item that explains why each item is significant in the character’s life.
Figurative Language – You must identify five examples of figurative language from the
story. Write or type these and include these with an explanation in your character’s
memory box. These quotes must directly relate to how the character remembers her
Vocabulary – Write ten words and definitions from the story and include these inside your
box. Be creative. Write your vocabulary on something you create that has a special
significance. You may write your vocabulary on tissue paper, construction paper, or fabric.
DUE ON _________