Of Mice and Men: Creative Writing Narrative (Alternate Ending)

Of Mice and Men: Creative Writing Narrative (Alternate Ending)
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Need to add creative writing into a literature unit on Of Mice and Men? Students still reeling over the surprising ending of the novella?

Use OMAM as a mentor text for creative writing as students attempt to write an alternate ending (OR an epilogue) to the story, imitating John Steinbeck's writing style. Students are guided through the brainstorming, author analysis, and writing process to create narratives with depth and emotion.

My students often write the best narratives in response to literature like this, even those who don't typically think they are "good" are creative writing.

This 5-page assignment includes:

• A directions/prompts page

• 3 pages of brainstorming and author analysis

• CCSS-aligned rubric for writing and grammar

• Editable docs with "I can" statements

(Note: I also have similar narratives about literature for other texts! Check out the list of possibilities here.)

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