Themes in Of Mice and Men | Interactive Mini-Binder and Theme Lesson

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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  1. This Of Mice and Men Activities Bundle contains a Study Guide with Essential Questions, Constructed Responses, Interactive Notebook (Characterization focused), PowerPoint Lesson on Theme, Speaking and Listening Collaborative Group Activity and more! With these five high-quality resources, you'll hav
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Teach the themes that John Steinbeck showcased in Of Mice and Men with this Interactive Theme Mini-Binder. This resource includes a hands-on Theme Mini-Binder that students assemble, along with a six-slide PowerPoint presentation that explains each of the themes and shows students the (simple) process for assembling the Mini-Binder and (optional) storage pocket. You can print the Mini-Binder pages, display the PowerPoint presentation (or print it if you prefer), and start teaching in minutes!

This lesson includes:

1. Interactive Themes in Of Mice and Men Mini-Binder
• Mini-binder Front and Back Covers
• Mini-Binder Theme Pages (Students write evidence and explanations of each of the
themes they identify in the text.)
• Mini-Pocket for storage (Pocket can be glued, taped or stapled to a sheet of paper,
card stock or file folder. Its use is optional. It's up to you!)

2. PowerPoint Presentation: Themes in Of Mice and Men
• The American Dream -- Plausible or Impossible?
• Power Struggles and Power Shifts
• The Security of Friendship / The Agony of Isolation
• Marginalized Groups are Treated Unfairly: Women, African Americans, The Mentally and Physically Challenged
And • How to assemble the Mini-Binder - 3 photos.

3. For the Teacher:
• Two-page Teacher's Guide with Procedures, Share with your Students, and Resources Needed sections.
• Examples of Themes in all six chapters with page numbers so you can easily find them in the book.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.


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