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Of Mice and Men Unit Plan Bundle Of Mice and Men Chapter Activities

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    Awesome Of Mice and Men unit plan bundle with over 200 pages worth of lessons and activities (resources for every chapter)! Includes a bonus Of Mice and Men unit test with answer key!

    There are 11 activities plus a bonus included in this bundle:

    • Introduction Research Project
    • Chapter 1: Character Analysis Activity
    • Chapter 1: Mimic Steinbeck's Writing Style Activity
    • Chapter 2: Study Guide and Conflict Analysis
    • Chapter 3: American Dream Analysis
    • Chapter 3: Character Comparison Activity
    • Chapter 4: Analysis of Discrimination present in the novel
    • Chapter 5: Analysis of Curley's Wife
    • Chapter 6: Analysis of Foreshadowing present in the novel
    • Character Relationship Analysis and activity
    • Theme Analysis Activity
    • Bonus Unit Test

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    Introduction to the Novel

    Students work collaboratively or independently to create and present a brochure based on a research topic! This project is completely editable and a great way to help students learn background information based on the topics below:

    · African Americans in the 1930s

    · Migrant Workers in the 1930s

    · The American Dream

    · The Great Depression

    · Life for Women in the 1930s

    · Mental Illness in the 1930s

    Chapter 1: Character Analysis Activity

    Focuses on the characterization of George and Lennie. This can be used for chapter 1 or as a stand alone lesson!

    Students will:

    • Learn the difference between indirect and direct characterization and identify examples in the novel.
    • Identify character traits revealed about George and Lennie and explain what they suggest about each character.
    • Analyze interactions between George and Lennie and what it suggests about their relationship.

    Chapter 1: Mimic Steinbeck's Writing Style Activity

    Students analyze Steinbeck's use of imagery and create their own description of a nature scene mimicking Steinbeck's writing style. Great for figurative language practice, teaching imagery and the five senses, and for writing activities!

    Students will:

    • Analyze the opening of chapter 1 (the nature scene).
    • Learn the definition of imagery and its relation to the 5 senses.
    • Identify examples of imagery and which of the 5 senses are being appealed to.
    • Analyze Steinbeck's writing style through his use of imagery.
    • Analyze a nature scene so that students can create their own description of it using Steinbeck's writing style/incorporating imagery.

    Chapter 2: Study Guide and Conflict Analysis

    Helps students analyze conflicts to predict whether or not George and Lennie's stay at the ranch will be a positive or negative experience or both. To prepare students for this, the included study guide has students answer critical thinking questions focusing on how Steinbeck portrays major characters introduced in chapter 2.

    Students will:

    • Answer a series of questions related events in chapter 2 to ensure they understand the text.
    • Identify conflicts that are present in chapter 2
    • Identify the characters these conflicts are with and what caused the problem.
    • Use this to infer what they believe George and Lennie's stay at the ranch will be like for the rest of the novel.

    Chapter 3: American Dream Analysis

    Students analyze George and Lennie's American Dream!

    Students will:

    • Identify specific details revealed about George and Lennie's American Dream in the book.
    • Find specific quotes related to George and Lennie's American Dream.
    • Identify specific events from chapter 3 that could possibly hinder George and Lennie from achieving their American Dream.

    Chapter 3: Character Comparison Activity

    Compare and contrast Candy + his dog and George + Lennie. Also a great activity to help students to start thinking about foreshadowing and context clues in the book!

    Chapter 4: Analysis of Discrimination present in the novel

    Students focus on the theme topic of discrimination utilizing a theme graphic organizer to analyze how characters are discriminated against in the novel.

    Students will:

    • Define discrimination
    • Identify specific examples of discrimination in the novel.
    • Identify specific characters whom are discriminated against in the novel and the type of discrimination they are facing.
    • Explain how the examples of discrimination connects with other themes also present in Of Mice and Men.

    Chapter 5: Analysis of Curley's Wife

    Analyze Curley's Wife through a variety of critical thinking questions focusing on her actions, personality, and how she is treated in the novel. Students are able to use that analysis to then create their own claim statement about how they view Curley's Wife.

    Students will:

    • Respond to an initial claim about Curley's Wife and if they feel she is a mean and selfish woman.
    • Answer critical thinking questions to analyze how Curley's Wife is characterized in the novel.
    • Use that analysis to revisit and revise their initial response to the original claim. This allows them to showcase how their view on Curley's Wife has developed after analyzing her character more deeply.

    Chapter 6: Analysis of Foreshadowing present in the novel

    Students to analyze events and characters that foreshadowed the end of the novel.

    Students will

    • Answer questions related to:
      • Similarities between how both Lennie and Candy's dog died
      • Similarities between Candy and George in relation to how Lennie dies.

    • Complete a chart to identify events that foreshadowed:
      • The death of Curley's Wife
      • The death of Lennie
      • The impossibility of the men achieving their American Dream

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    Character Relationship Analysis

    Helps students identify internal and external conflicts between characters and its impact on character relationships. This activity is applicable for the entire book and multiple characters!

    Theme Analysis Activity

    Students to analyze six different main idea and supporting details in the novel and create a group one pager to showcase their understanding!

    Students will:

    • Define theme and learn the difference between a theme topic and a theme statement.
    • Analyze how how a theme is developed in the novel through events and characters.
    • Identify a lesson/message Steinbeck is repeating throughout the novel.

    BONUS UNIT TEST!

    • Teacher directions on administering and grading unit test
    • Unit Test Review sheet that can be given to students
    • 4 page Unit Test
    • Answer Key

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    Product Pages: 209

    Editable: No

    File Type: Zip/PDF

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