This activity is designed to introduce the major concepts of Of Mice and Men in a way that will capture students' attention. Students are asked to read through a series of statements and gauge their personal reactions. When I have used this activity in my own classroom, it has always led to lively class discussions and engaged students in the novels' major concepts before we begin reading. I also return to the sheet after completing the novel and ask students to gauge how their opinions have changed as a result of reading the novel.
This activity and more are also included in my "Of Mice and Men activity bundle."