John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men is a standard literary work for the secondary classroom. I have taught it to Honors and AP classes as part of a Steinbeck unit, alongside The Pearl and The Grapes of Wrath. The activities in this 7-page package may be used individually or as a unit.
The Introductory Project-Based Learning WebQuest group assignment incorporates technology and public speaking as it appeals to a variety of learning styles. It crosses the curriculum to incorporate social studies (history, music, and sociology) to introduce students to the historical and cultural context of the novel.
The Dialectical Journal is an easily modified close-reading assignment for different class levels. Includes reproducible templates for journaling handouts, a sample journaling entry, and a grading rubric
Grades 10, 11, 12