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This full unit bundle is all you will need to teach a comprehensive and engaging unit on Of Mice and Men! The materials are suitable for most grade and ability levels, and are fully aligned to facilitate the teaching and learning process. This download contains thorough answer keys, as well as PDF versions of documents to ensure compatibility across devices. With this bundle, you'll also receive editable Word Docs for all materials so that you can make alterations to best meet the needs of your particular students!
The bundle includes a 13-page guided reading packet, 35-slide PowerPoint to accompany the reading packet, an objective final test, a vocabulary crossword, and a thinking hats/lateral thinking group activity. A further breakdown of the materials can be found below.
The 13-page packet contains introductory materials and guided reading questions that can be used to teach a comprehensive and engaging unit on Of Mice and Men with any grade level! It contains a variety of activities that will help students understand the context of the novella, as well as a thorough set of guided reading questions to promote comprehension and the use of higher-order thinking skills.
The 35-slide PowerPoint that accompanies the packet is dynamic and visually engaging. It is fully aligned to the packet, and will help your students follow along as you work through the text.
The guided reading packet includes the following:
The thinking hats/lateral thinking activity engages students in cooperative learning while encouraging them to examine Lennie's death from different vantage points by using lateral thinking strategies. The activity is student-centered, allowing the students to guide and facilitate their own discussions as part of the class or within their groups. The 5-page packet included with this resource helps orient students to the process of thinking laterally by "putting on different hats" or taking different perspectives to analyze a scenario. It then has the students brainstorm to decide upon ways in which to discuss Lennie's death in a purposeful and collaborative way so that all viewpoints can be explored. As an extension, the packet also includes an optional assignment in which students can use their "thinking hats" to analyze scenes of moral ambiguity in other texts they may have read. A 10-slide PowerPoint is also included to help your students follow along and stay engaged. It is fully aligned with the packet to help make your instruction easier!
The 45-question objective test is a great assessment tool that is suitable for most grade and ability levels! The questions are all multiple choice and matching, and are designed to evaluate students' abilities to comprehend and analyze the text. The test measures students' abilities to think critically about various elements of Of Mice and Men, including the narrative, characterization, themes, symbols, and context. This first part of the test is comprised of comprehension and analysis questions, and the second part focuses on quotation identification. An answer key is provided on the final page of the document.
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