This Common Core inspired activity gets students out of their seats and analyzing textual evidence (while reviewing key characters and plot events)! The activity includes four graphic organizers (one for George, Lennie, Curley, and Slim), twenty-four enlarged quotes to hang up around the walls of your classroom, and an answer key. You will make copies of the graphic organizers and randomly pass them out to your students (25% of them will receive a claim about George, 25% Lennie, 25% Curley, and 25% Slim). The students will circulate around the classroom (with a pencil and their graphic organizer) analyzing the quotes. The students must decide if the quote pertains to his/her character and then if the quote "proves" or "disproves/is not relevant" to the claim stated on the graphic organizer. There are only 6 quotes per character (3 that support/3 that disprove), and the answer key is attached!
Here is another product for Of Mice and Men that is available in my store: Of Mice and Men: Close Reading Review of CH 1-4
If you like the idea of this activity, I have similar ones for Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird available in my store! Here are those links:
Lord of the Flies: Claims and Evidence Activity for CH 1-4
To Kill a Mockingbird: Claims and Evidence Activity
Of Mice and Men: Claims and Evidence Activity for CH 1-3
by A Watson
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License