Chapter 4 is a great chapter in Of Mice and Men, providing a rich look into the mindsets of Crooks, Candy, Lennie and Curley's wife. Crooks' pain especially comes into relief as he resists and then accepts Lennie's and Candy's visits, the first visits of friends to his room in all his years on the ranch. This script is classroom ready, with six narrators, parts all identified, vocabulary identified, and questions included to help students reflect as they read aloud and listen to this chapter. (See the demo.) The script and discussion will easily take an entire class period. A writing activity about the effect of racism on Crooks is included, with a thesis set up, lines to write up a draft, and a sample essay by a student.
Reading scripts helps make our classes more student-centered. It engages students on a peer-to-peer basis, improves subsequent class discussions, while it gives you feedback on their reading and acting / dramatization skill levels. If you like having your students read scripts of the stories they read in the usual way, then look around my "shop" further and follow me at TPT. -- Thanks, John C.