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A Common Core Approach to Teaching Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Whether or not your school/state has adopted the Common Core standards, you will want to add this resource to your Of Mice and Men curriculum materials. The chapter-by-chapter activities ask readers to provide evidence from the novella...
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The Grapes of Wrath: The Plot Unfolds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff." Readers are asked to think about what they see as the important turning points in The Grapes of Wrath. Groups are then asked to think about what scenes could be eliminated if...
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Grapes of Wrath Classwork Packet

For Students 9th - 12th
A perfect companion for anyone reading The Grapes of Wrath, this 20-page packet instructs and directs readers' attention to all the key elements in John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The questions for Chapter one direct...
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Animal Imagery in Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Writers employ a variety of literary devices to bring their stories alive in the minds of readers. Their use of imagery especially lets us see their characters, form impressions of them, develop feelings of sympathy or revulsion. Class...
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Of Mice and Men: Novel Study

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Why is personification such a popular literary device for many authors? Learners answer the question as they engage in activities from the novel study for the classic Of Mice and Men. They also scan the novel to find examples of the...
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Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge readers of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to create a museum exhibit that uses artifacts to focus on one issue raised by the award winning story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the Joads.
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Discussion Guide for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Open-ended questions that cause readers to think critically and deeply about a text are hard to craft. Never fear! A collection of great discussion questions for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, or The Pearl is...
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John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath — Independent Reading

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Lies, deceit, betrayal, criminality: these topics are just a few of the reasons that John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath has captivated people since its 1939 publication. Scholars begin the lesson by reading background...
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – Study Guide Questions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was life like during the Great Depression? Pupils find the answer to this question in John Steinbeck's 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath. The study guide provides comprehension and analysis questions for all 30 chapters. Individuals...
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Out of the Dust

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Grapes of Wrath may be the most famous novel set during the Dust Bowl, but what other stories cover the same time? The unit focuses on the Karen Hesse novel Out of the Dust. Learners keep a timeline of the Dust Bowl, maintain a...
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Grapes of Wrath and Pronouns

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many regard John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath as the great American novel. The lesson plan combines a variety of strategies, including partner work, independent practice, creative writing, grammar instruction, and small group...
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The Grapes of Wrath

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Keeping readers on track with John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath can present a challenge. A teacher's guide is packed with worksheets designed for each chapter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ideal for assessing comprehension as...
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The Grapes of Wrath

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At over 450 pages, John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath can be a challenging choice for full-class, book circle, or independent reading. The activities in a 10-page sample The Grapes of Wrath activity pack...
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Of Mice and Men

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is Lennie Small's dream job? What's the future George imagines? Readers of Of Mice and Men must identify character and events from John Steinbeck's novella about the friendship of two California migrant workers.
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Of Mice and Men: A Literature Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether you are planning on using Of Mice and Men for whole-class reading or as a selection for literature circles; whether you are new to John Steinbeck's novel, or it has long been a part of your curriculum, you will find a wealth of...
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The Pearl: Found Poem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's hard to beat the beauty of John Steinbeck's prose, so borrow a little of it to form your own found poetry. After kids finish Chapter One of The Pearl, they select the most evocative and vivid words to create found poems.
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The Grapes of Wrath: QAR--Question/Answer Relationship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chapter nine of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath provides the text for an exercise that asks readers to think deeply about the items the Joads left behind and what these items might represent.
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The Grapes of Wrath: KWHL Strategy

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Before beginning The Grapes of Wrath, readers create a KWHL chart recording what they already know about the Dust Bowl, the author, and the book, what they want to know, and where they might find answers to these questions. After reading...
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The Grapes of Wrath: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To prepare for a reading of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, kids must prioritize a list of items to take with them on a journey to Texas.
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The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Grapes of Wrath: Character Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class groups adopt a character in The Grapes of Wrath and examine how the character has changed or failed to change by the time the Joad family reaches California. Individuals then examine either Tom and Casy or Ma and Rosasharn and, in...
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The Grapes of Wrath

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
John Ford’s 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath and photos from the 1930s provide learners with an opportunity to examine the effects of the Great Depression on rural life and farm families. Using a provided list, groups investigate primary...
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Of Mice and Men

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
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...
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“Tell Me a Story”: Moving from Reading to Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Narrative essay writing is the focus of a series of exercises that model for learners how to not only read a narrative, but how to also examine the techniques fiction writers use to create a setting, develop their characters, represent...