Of Mice and Men - teaching resource

Of Mice and Men Teaching Resources

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A 281-slide PowerPoint with 86 worksheets and a scheme of work with 40 lessons.

Of Mice and Men is an excellent teaching resource with 40 lessons which explore Steinbeck’s classic novella in depth.  Resources include a scheme of work overview, a 281-slide PowerPoint presentation and 86 worksheets.   All lessons are structured using the four part lesson format - starter, introduction, development and plenary. To view the Of Mice and Men teaching resources PowerPoint click on the images below.  

This teaching resource has a range of activities for students of all abilities and includes the following:

A brief biography of Steinbeck and the social and historical context of the Depression and the 1930s

Activities to develop knowledge of the plot

In depth analysis of the characters of George, Lennie, Candy, Crooks, Curley’s Wife, Curley and Slim

Exploration of key themes - dreams, loneliness, racism, marginalization, friendship

The social and historical context of the novel (the Wall Street Crash and the depression of the 1930s)

Developing awareness of the features of a novel – character, theme, plot, style, etc

Teaching the use of Point/Evidence/Explain to write about Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck’s message and the role of Crooks, Curley’s Wife, Candy and Lennie

Cloze passages for each chapter to consolidate understanding of the plot

Analysis of Steinbeck’s language in key scenes

Steinbeck’s creation of tension and suspense

Hot seating activities

Empathy question preparation - Diary and letter writing

Sequencing activities

Developing inference and deduction skills

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