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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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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: In Search of Figurative Language

For Students 6th - 9th
While this resource was originally made to be used in conjunction with John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, it could be used for any literary text. A reference sheet for readers, the resource includes terminology related to figurative...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: In Search of Figurative Language

For Students 7th - 10th
A handy figurative language tracker, this could be used for John Steinbeck's Of Mouse and Men, as is intended, or adapted easily for any text that includes figurative language. Readers track figurative language by writing down direct...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Chapter 2 Reading Check

For Students 8th - 9th
"What is George upset about? Check all that apply." Here's a worksheet that asks readers to delve more deeply into character attitudes and motivations. In addition, Part II asks individuals to record passages from that text that capture...
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Setting--Painting the Background

For Students 7th - 10th
Setting and description are important parts of John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. Ask your class to examine how he sets the scene with this graphic organizer. Individuals or groups look at several different aspects of the setting in...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Character Traits

For Students 6th - 9th
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...
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Character Sketch Chart

For Students 8th - 9th
What does Candy look like? What kind of a person is Curley? What is Slim's dream? Readers of Of Mice and Men take their turn at characterization by creating a sketch chart for each of the major characters in Steinbeck's classic novel....
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Chapter 3 Reading Check

For Students 6th - 9th
"I wisht somebody'd shoot me if I got old an' a cripple." Young readers examine one of the ways Steinbeck brings his characters to life by closely examining what characters say and imaging why Steinbeck choose these words. A great way to...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Sketching a Portrait--Characterization

For Students 6th - 9th
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is known for rich character development. Expose your class to indirect characterization and all that it involves with this worksheet. Learners look at quotes, determine what method of characterization is...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Character Sketches

For Students 6th - 9th
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...
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Of Mice and Men Theme Questions

For Teachers 7th - 10th
John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men is rich with themes and big ideas. Help your class approach these ideas with some interesting theme questions. The questions are divided up by theme, so you can show just one at a time. Great for...
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Of Mice and Men: Chapter 4 Reading and Study Guide

For Students 8th - 9th
Don't let your class dive into chapter four without a reading guide! Readers look up vocabulary terms, analyze the use of specific literary terms, and answer reading comprehension questions. Most of the questions refer to Crooks and...
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The History Behind Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before my class delves into a historical fiction novel, I like to set the stage with historical background information and context. You can do just that with a presentation perfect for the novel, Of Mice and Men. The causes and effects...
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Of Mice and Men: Each Character's Major Desires and Dreams

For Students 8th - 9th
What is the American Dream? As your class prepares to read Of Mice and Men, discuss the American Dream. Then, introduce your readers to this graphic organizer. As they begin reading, they'll record the dreams and desires for Lennie,...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the life and writing of John Steinbeck. A 48-slide presentation introduces the famous American author, his California heritage, and his impressive collection of published work. Viewers are then introduced to Of Mice and Men, one...
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Anticipation Guide for Of Mice and Men Chapter 3

For Students 8th - 9th
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...
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Of Mice and Men Chapters 3 & 4 Vocabulary

For Students 9th
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...
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Only What You Can Take There and Back Again...A Problematic Situation for Of Mice and Men

For Students 8th - 9th
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...
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Setting Details in Of Mice and Men

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
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...
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Biopoem Strategy as Part of a Character Analysis for Of Mice and Men

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Readers of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will learn much “more than what (is) said to them” as they use the biopoem format and craft a poem about one of the major characters in Steinbeck’s tragic story of Geroge Milton and Lennie...
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Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
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....
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Of Mice and Men: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 10th
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...
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Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Painting Places with Words Using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
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...