I’m really excited about this lesson! Like really...Really...REALLY excited!!!
I created a worksheet that covers various examples of allusions to Of Mice & Men from pop culture. It took some work, but my students went crazy for this lesson, which makes it totally worth the effort!
Complimentary video provided which exposes students to a total of 14 examples of allusions from various cartoons, television shows, and movies (VIDEO IS 10:30 IN LENGTH!).
The worksheet allows students to identify, reflect on, and respond to a total of 11 examples (NOTE: not all videos involve a response and worksheet includes a comic for whole group warm-up. Additionally, you may feel that some examples are not appropriate for your students. It is advised that you screen each example before introducing it in class).
For the worksheet, students may be asked to identify similarities between characters, dialog, or “inside jokes” as we like to call them). This was really a success in my class and I hope you see the same excitement with your kiddos!