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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. The background is separated by topic and the novel guide is organized by chapter. Class members will build a deep understanding of the book with the activities included here.
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. The class then compares the lives of migrant farm workers of the depression era to those today.
In this Of Mice and Men activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 20 multiple choice, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Young scholars analyze images and art of the Great Depression and Great Migration.  In this Of Mice and Men activity, students view images and art from the Great Depression and Great Migration discuss content, composition, and color.  Student discuss the source of the image and present their findings to the class. This activity is an introduction to Of Mice and Men, which is set during the Great Depression.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about John Steinbeck's Of Mice and MenStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about John Steinbeck's Of Mice and MenStudents may check some of their answers online.
Here's an illustrated Of Mice and Men worksheet that asks readers to respond to five short answer prompts and complete 4 graphic organizers designed to be used prior to reading, while reading, and after reading Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. The resource could also be assigned as homework to prepare for whole class or group discussions.
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.
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. The end of the lesson will have them discussing the theme of the story. Teachers need to have a SMART board to use the attached presentation.
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.
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. 
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. The lesson provides models and rough draft guidelines.
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.
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. This is your typical reading guide, designed to keep learners actively reading. 
In this writing activity, students read 3 excerpts from chapter 3, then answer questions about mood, details and senses found in the excerpts.
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. It could be used as a stand-alone activity or as a build up to a larger character study.
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!
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. A great prereading activity!
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. You might use this as a lead-up activity to a larger project or for an essay on characterization.
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. When they complete the box, the sum of each row and column should be the same!

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