This 8th grade Unit Plan for Of Mice and Men is formatted in a complete 21 day daily lesson plan chart that includes an objective, do now, agenda for the day, complete materials used (which you can, and should!, purchase separately as the unit is hinged on individual, group, and performance based work), homework, and what to correct. The agenda is extremely thorough with a time stamp for each portion based on a 55 minute class. This unit is geared towards explicit teaching of literary elements as a basis for literary analysis of themes raised in the novel. The unit ends with both a performance task of a mock trial putting George in the hot seat for killing Lennie as well as a persuasive essay. This unit has been taught six years in a row and has evolved and been revised thoroughly each year. A GREAT buy!