After reading the novel, have the kids watch any of the movies on Of Mice and Men. This activity will have them looking into specific scenes from the movie and analyzing the directors portrayal of the scenes. They will consider not just similarities and differences between the novel and the movie, but lighting and camera angles. When they are done watching the movie they can write an essay on one of their favorite scenes. Not enough time? Have them create just the prewrite for an essay they might have written.