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Of Mice and Men Writing Tasks for the Entire Novel

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7th - 12th, Higher Education
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. This Differentiated Writing Tasks download is a teaching unit in itself, and includes seven different differentiated, CCSS aligned writing prompts for John Steinbeck's novel “Of Mice and Men.”

The writing prompts in this bundle cover the content in the entire novel and span the three different types of writing for the common core: argumentative, explanatory, and narrative.

Aside from the one narrative prompt, each writing prompt includes two different levels of differentiation. The first level guides students and prompts them to write a fully developed paragraph, and the second level includes more scaffolding, including sentence starters, to really help struggling and ESL students. Each writing prompt also includes one graphic organizer to help gather quotes and evidence.

Implementing this writing bundle into my own classroom (ESL as well as honors), I’ve seen a tremendous improvement in my students’ writing. Their thoughts are clear and thorough, their reasoning and explanation is more sophisticated, and their style has greatly improved.

In addition to covering the three types of CCSS aligned writing, this differentiated writing bundle also requires students to write and explain theme, mood, character development, and direct vs. indirect characterization.

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Keywords: John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, writing prompts, essay, differentiated instruction, scaffold, scaffolded, ESL writing prompts, OMM writing, CCSS writing, ELL, ESL, common core writing

UPDATED: 3/13/2016
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