Ever want to teach students about complex and compound-complex sentences but you aren't sure how to fit it into the curriculum in a way that makes sense? Well, I always wanted to and I finally did it on my own, using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
This is a six page Microsoft Word doc. It is a three page lesson plan and a three page overhead / handout. (You can use the three pages as an overhead if you have an elmo or a projector, you can use the three pages as a handout, or you can do both.) The lesson plan is incredibly detailed. It contains expected student responses to the do-now, the rationale behind the do-now, the common core alignment and standard, mini-lesson, definitions, pivotal questions, examples, group-work, summation, etc. It even has a reading log prompt if you want the students to do some additional reading and practice on their own. It is print ready and perfect in case you use this lesson during an observation or if you simply want to make sure you have the best, most detailed lesson plan you can have.
The overhead / handout is very student friendly. It contains space and graphic organizers for answers, responses, and student work. If you have a differentiated classroom this will work perfectly for you.
This specific lesson teaches the students the components of complex and compound-complex sentences and ultimately enables them to correctly analyze sentences so that they can create perfect sentences on their own. This lesson draws from, and uses examples from, chapter 2 of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
I have additional Of Mice and Men lessons, most of which center around grammar, sentence structure, and language use, so if you feel this lesson is a success, please feel free to check out my other lessons.
Also, I have a lesson plan on simple and compound sentences which you may want to check out if you haven't already.