This literature companion is intended to accompany a classroom reading of this American classic. There are three approaches to interacting with the text in the following pages: vocabulary building, character snapshots, and synthesis notes. These approaches will help you interact with and comprehend the text in different ways, each with a different purpose and each focused on various learning styles.
Some classroom connections could be as follows:
John Steinbeck, American Literature, novel study, vocabulary development, character development, protagonist, antagonist, archetypes, synonym, antonym, parts of speech, textual evidence, internal conflict, external conflict, plot development, setting, theme.