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Of Mice and Men
Lead your class through John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with a comprehensive guide. The resource starts out with an anticipation guide and includes a background study guide, vocabulary section with practice, novel guide, and several graphic organizers.
8th - 11th Language Arts 88 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like George Milton and Lennie Small.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 155 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men
Here is a widely applicable set of materials to enhance any reading task. You'll find graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, a reading schedule, study guides, a story plot flow chart, and a character map. Resource is designated for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but these materials would work for any literary text, at home or in the classroom.
9th - 10th Language Arts 45 Views 507 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Painting Places with Words Using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Useful in an Of Mice and Men unit, or in a unit that focuses on descriptive writing, this lesson prompts young authors to impersonate John Steinbeck's writing style in the opening passages of the novel. A Six Trait writing activity guides them through the process of mimicking the sentence structure, all the way into writing their own descriptive essay about a place they know.
8th - 9th Language Arts 13 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Setting Details in Of Mice and Men
After completing John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, groups are assigned a chapter to reread. Members list major conflicts and events and quote setting details. They then make observations about how the setting prepares the reader for the events that occur.
7th - 9th Language Arts 14 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Characterization of Mice and Men
Using a SMART board presentation (provided), your class discusses the characterization of Lenny, George, Curley, Curley's wife, and the farmhands in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The presentation includes a list of traits for learners to drag to certain characters, as well as pictures that represent each character.
9th - 10th Language Arts 15 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Of Mice and Men
Class groups prepare a multimedia presentation about a character in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Using a software concept map, they analyze the personality traits of their character and discuss the main ideas and themes of the novel.
11th Language Arts 15 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Literary Elements in Of Mice and Men
Ninth graders review an exercise, after reading most of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. They demonstrate a range of literary elements such as conflict, symbolism, setting, and foreshadowing. Students also are able to provide examples of these literary terms form the novel Of Mice and Men.
9th Language Arts 6 Views 65 Downloads
Of Mice and Men: Before/After Reading Activity
Individuals make personal connections to the issues raised by Of Mice and Men with a reaction guide. Groups then share, chart, and discuss their responses. At the conclusion of Steinbeck's novel, the groups revisit their charts and compare their initial responses to their post-reading understandings.
7th - 9th Language Arts 17 Views 66 Downloads
Of Mice and Men: Chapter 3 Reading and Study Guide
Boost comprehension with an excellent reading guide for chapter 3 Of Mice and Men. Learners define four vocabulary words, note one allusion, define five literary terms, and respond to 31 short answer questions regarding the Steinbeck novel.
8th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 121 Downloads
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
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Character Traits
Use this handout to focus on the character traits of George and Lennie in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Readers are given a set of specific traits to search for in the first chapter. They are required to list two textual examples of each trait.
6th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 26 Downloads
Anticipation Guide for Of Mice and Men Chapter 3
Before reading chapter three in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, provide your class with this prereading activity. Readers study nine questions to determine how the events of chapters one and two will affect chapter three. Get your kids making predictions with this resource!
8th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Of Mice and Men Chapters 3 & 4 Vocabulary
Before your class reads chapters three and four in Of Mice and Men, have them complete this magic squares activity to review some vocabulary in the upcoming chapters. Twenty-five words are introduced, and learners identify the correct definition for each.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 21 Downloads
Only What You Can Take There and Back Again...A Problematic Situation for Of Mice and Men
Beans? Blankets? Books? As you gear up to read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, consider having your class members complete a problematic situation activity. Participants rank 22 items in order of importance. They then must consider what items they would carry with them, and consider how big a load they could handle.
8th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 31 Downloads
Of Mice and Men: Literature Study Guide
George and Lennie are not mentioned anywhere in this study guide. What you will find instead is seven pages of activities, comprehension questions, graphic organizers and writing prompts that can be used with any narrative text. The materials are designed to give independent readers a chance to demonstrate their understanding of the story and teachers insight into a student’s progress through and comprehension of a novel.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
Of Mice and Men: Fun Trivia Quiz
Quiz your class on basic comprehension of the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. This resource is made up of ten straightforward multiple choice questions about the characters, setting, and plot of the novel. Learners receive instant online feedback for their answers.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads