This resource engages students in close reading strategies to examine five excerpts from the novel Of Mice and Men.
Focusing on the ideas of friendship and loneliness, this Common-Core based lesson asks students to summarize and annotate, concentrating on literary devices, and the reading strategies of making inferences and questioning.
Additionally, there are metacognitive thinking stems that allow students to make personal and real-world connections to the text.
Finally, each excerpt give students writing practice in which textual support for their ideas is required.
Additionally, a Character Chart is included, as well as an essay prompt.
I hope you will find this product helpful as you transition your class towards Common Core. Please visit my store for other helpful Close Reading Literature Units:
Romeo and Juliet Close Reading Unit
To Kill a Mockingbird Close Reading Unit
Night Novel Unit