John Steinbeck Teacher Resources
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The Pearl and the Concept of Wealth
What is the true meaning of wealth? Guide your class through this question in a SMART board activity (provided), which addresses a concept development model. The instructional activity could be used before you begin The Pearl by John Steinbeck, or it could be used in conjunction with another novel unit, as the concept development model can be tailored for your needs and the needs of your class.
8th - 11th Language Arts 8 Views 63 Downloads
Guided Reading Lesson Plan: The Black Pearl
Students read the chapter book, The Black Pearl chapter by chapter for a two-week unit. In this reading comprehension lesson, students answer questions about what they are reading, and also write a reflection of the book.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight by John Steinbeck
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions based on The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight by John Steinbeck. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols
What's with that turtle anyway? In session six of a ten-part unit study of The Grapes of Wrath, class members examine three major symbols that appear in the novel: Route 66, the American West, and the Biblical allusions in the title of the novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight by John Steinbeck
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions based on the 3 stories by John Steinbeck. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the bottom of the page.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Character Sketches
Cover character development and indirect characterization in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck with a graphic organizer. Class members search through the text and fill out a box for each character. The activity provides some notes for learners to get them started and allows sketch artists to either use images or words to record information.
6th - 9th Language Arts 8 Views 21 Downloads
The Winter of Our Discontent
The resource gives some basic concepts concerning the title of the novel, basic literary elements, student developed assessments, and a philosophical notion concerning honesty in literature. The instructors are shown where they can use these activities during the pre-reading, reading, and post-reading stages of The Winter of Our Discontent.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Waking Dreams: A Teacher's Guide
A teacher's guide for a seminar held at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes a full description of several Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, artists, and connecting literary works. Excerpts from authors and poets can help you make the connection between art and literature for your class.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 70 Downloads
Students define vocabulary words from the, The Pearl. In this vocabulary lesson plan, students discuss their vocabulary words and create sentences for them. Students also complete a worksheet with the most important vocabulary words from their novel.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 59 Downloads
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Chrono-Log
A chrono-log enables readers to see the natural progression of events in Steinbeck's tragic tale of Geroge Milton and Lennie Small. By beginning with the reason for their flight from Weed, learners are able to track the escalation of Lennie's destructive behaviors and comprehend the inevitability of George's response in the final scene.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
All the tools (and directions) you’ll need to build an essay are included in a resource designed for learners and educators. The packet can be given to class members or divided into sections and used as part of a series of lesson on the writing process.
7th - 12th Language Arts 56 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pearl Harbor (High School)
Learners listen to a World War II veteran speak to the class. Before they visit, they research the steps to interviewing and develop questions to ask. They take turns interviewing the veteran and record his responses. They also write thank you notes to the veteran.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Pearl Harbor (Middle School)
Students listen to a World War II veteran as he speaks to their class. Before the visit, they research the steps to interviewing another person and create questions to ask him. They take turns interviewing the person and record his responses.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
It's so hard to remember how to punctuate titles! Give your class this practice packet to help them remember. On the first page, learners review the rules for punctuating the titles of short stories, monologues, commercials, etc. Then, learners apply what they learned to the 60 sentences that follow.
8th - 9th Language Arts 53 Views 69 Downloads
Teach the Novels: an Educator's Guide to A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan
Moral choices arise when a character is imbued with great talent or super powers. A study of these choices form the basis of a unit focused on character development in the first two novels of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series. The richly detailed plans include step-by-step lessons, activities, extensions, journal prompts, and culminating activities.
6th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 28 Downloads