Of Mice and Men: Chapter 3 Reading and Study Guide

8th - 12th

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. 

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