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The Grapes of Wrath - Discussion & Writing Activities

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Add a great resource to your collection of The Grapes of Wrath curriculum materials. A thorough packet contains loads of useful suggestions, whether you use the novel as an anchor text, as a reading circle option, or as independent reading.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research Steinbeck's original newspaper articles, Hoovervilles, the photographs of Dorothea Lange, the controversies about the ending, the role of the inner chapters, and the Biblical parallels
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is designed to supplement a study of the novel
  • The 13-page packet includes discussion activities, writing exercises, and suggestions for further research, as well as information about the characters, plot, and themes of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel
  • No detailed plans are included in the packet