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    Pt. 1--page 2

    Pt. 2--page 10

    Pt. 3--page 20

    Pt. 4--page 33

    Pt. 5--page 42

    Pt. 6--page 49

(Here’s another full text.)

LISTEN:  Chapter-by-Chapter (from Fred Miller)

John Steinbeck Information

Biographical Info--from the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California

The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies--from San Jose State University

Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech Text--1962

Background to the Novel

Great Depression Photos--one is a photo essay of Depression photos from all over the United States; the other is a collection

Dorothea Lange photographs of migrant workers in California

Study Guide Help

Penguin’s Of Mice and Men Teacher’s Guide

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

Part-by-Part Key Ideas (ppt)

Linked Freshmen--A- and B-Blocks

Pre-reading Webquest (doc)

Reading Questions (doc)

Final In-Class Essay (doc)

Final Discussion BoardNotes    (from 2014-15)

Freshman English--E-Block

Expository Paragraph Assignment (doc)

Pre-reading Webquest (doc)

Discussion Notes on Candy’s Dog

Reading Questions (CP)  (doc)

Part 1 (doc)

Part 2 (doc)

Part 3 (doc)

Part 4 (doc)

Parts 5-6 (doc)

ACP Reading Questions (doc)

    First-Draft Organizer (doc)

Characterization Creative Writing (doc)

Persuasive Essay Assignment (doc)

pre-writing--Pros and Cons (doc)

BoardNotes (from 2014-15) (discussion on the end of the novel)

Quotation Cards (doc)

sample body paragraph (doc)

sample intro and conclusion (doc)

Complete essay template (doc)


    Part 1--Lennie and George (doc)

    Part 2--Other Characters (doc)

from 2013-2014

FINAL ESSAY ASSIGNMENT  (doc) SAMPLE ESSAY:  THEME (strong                                     paragraph organization; skillful use of the text)

BoardNotes (2013-14)

from 2012-2013

Pre-reading Creative/Personal Writing

Vocabulary List

Final Essay Assignment (2012-13)

BoardNotes  (2012-13)

Of Mice and Men Unit Essential Questions:
 What are the ingredients of a skillfully-crafted story?  How can you tell when you’re reading one?
What are the ways in which round and memorable characters are created?

1. What is the meaning of “belonging”?
  How important is companionship?  (What constitutes a genuine friendship?)
  How important is it for human beings to have a place where they belong?
2. What is the importance of having dreams and hopes to a human being?
What is society’s--and the individual’s--responsibility to the developmentally disabled and to others who are incapable of controlling their own circumstances?

Students will be able to
recognize foreshadowing events and other strategies for leading the reader purposefully toward the resolution;
see character revealed through various strategies of showing and not telling;
identify the human yearning to belong and how it reveals itself in the need for companions and friends and also in the  desire for a home; 
consider the importance of dreams and hope in the human experience;
argue about social and individual responsibilities and the struggle with moral complexity.

 Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Feb. 27, 1937

From Wauwatosa-East (Wisconsin) English teacher Barry Holloway

Saturday Night Live sketch (Don’t watch until you’ve read to the end.)

Here’s another SNL sketch.  (Again, don’t watch until you’ve finished the novel.)
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John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men