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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Crooks character study
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'Chapter 1' question loop
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Slim and masculinity
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Historical context
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Society under scrutiny
Explore ways of measuring what a society is like and develop  … read more
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'Chapter 3' question loop
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'Chapter 4' question loop
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Critics' viewpoints
A selection of critical opinions on 'Of Mice and Men' for students  … read more
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Themes in the novel – essay planning
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Put the PEE structures back together
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Section One learning grid
Roll the dice and encourage higher order thinking skills in the  … read more
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An unusual form
An introduction to aspects of this text's form, including the  … read more
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Top ten statements
A summarising and revision activity in which students rank order  … read more
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Picture research
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'Chapter 6' question loop
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'Chapter 5' question loop
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Steinbeck's writing style
Students explore Steinbeck's writing in section 3 of the novella.  … read more
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Foreshadowing
Students look at quotations in the third section of the novella  … read more
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Questions, questions
A loop card game to help students recall the key events in the  … read more
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Bloom's taxonomy discussion questions
Six sets of differentiated questions focusing on the theme of  … read more
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'Chapter 2' question loop
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Lennie in quotes
A beautifully illustrated resource focusing on Lennie and what  … read more
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How well do you know the novel?
Quiz students' understanding of the novel by reflecting on attitudes  … read more
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Power and authority diamond nine
Students explore who has power and authority on the ranch. A  … read more
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Comparing Curley and Slim
Students use key quotations to compare these two characters.  … read more
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Storyboard
Handy storyboard grids for students to complete. Differentiated  … read more
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Crooks and Curley's Wife
Students sort characteristics to represent the similarities and  … read more
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The characters' innermost feelings ...
Students complete thought bubbles for the key characters in the  … read more
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Character representation
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Judge a book by its cover!
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Lennie on trial
A great speaking and listening activity, in which Lennie is charged  … read more
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Wanted!
Encourage close reading of the text and brighten up your classroom  … read more
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Andrew Moore's study guide for Of Mice and Men
Commentary and notes on context as well as questions for discussion  … read more
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Curley's wife - do we sympathise with her?
Rank the statements from most to least sympathetic. Also available  … read more
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Of Mice and Men trail map and guide
Suggestions for teaching 'Of Mice and Men'. Includes a list of  … read more
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'Of Mice and Men': An interactive revision quiz
A fun revision activity with sections on symbolism, themes and  … read more
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Of Mice and Men: match the contextual information
A matching activity in which students marry up parts of sentences  … read more
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Character presentations
A series of helpsheets for preparing group presentations on the  … read more
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Of Mice and Men comparison essay
A thought-provoking task in which students compare the deaths  … read more
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Curley's wife: Miss Dynamite or lonely victim?
Activities focusing on the presentation of Curley's wife. A handy  … read more
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Characters - key quotations revision guide
Versatile lists of key quotations with comments. Page references  … read more
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Mood, atmosphere and character
Focusing on how the writer's choice of words affects the reader.  … read more
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A dirty dozen: who said this?
Who said what in the novel? Identify the speakers of twelve  … read more
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Consolidation worksheets
Activities to complete after reading each part of the novel.  … read more
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Consolidation worksheets - the answers
Detailed answers to the worksheets. Page references refer to  … read more
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A comprehensive pack
At least one sheet on each section of the novel with questions  … read more
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Steinbeck's use of darkness and light
A fabulous resource - lesson plan with quote cards - designed  … read more
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Word definitions task - teacher's sheet
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Word definitions matching activity
An interactive matching activity to go with the word definitions  … read more
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Word definitions snap game
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Word definitions task
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Chapter 6 - beat the clock!
Fifteen questions to attempt in five minutes. Page numbers refer  … read more
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A really quick quiz on chapter 1
A short and snappy revision or consolidation exercise.  … read more
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A-Z quiz of George and Lennie's Dream
Suitable for revision. Page numbers refer to New Longman Literature  … read more
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Chapter 3 - Do you know the question? Quiz
Students have to write the questions to fit the answers provided.  … read more
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Chapters 1 and 2 - picture game
A great team game to revise the first two chapters of the novel.  … read more
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Chapters 5 and 6 - picture game
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Chapter 2 - Introducing more characters
Two tasks which can be used for starter or plenary activities.  … read more
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Chapters 3 and 4 – picture game
A Pictionary style game, with revision questions for bonus points!  … read more
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Chapter 4 - Getting to know Crooks
A cloze passage activity, the drawing and labelling of Crooks  … read more
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Match the events to the time and place
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Section 5: fill in the blanks
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Animals and other creatures in Of Mice and Men
An interesting resource which uses colour coding to clearly define  … read more
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Curley's wife - her first appearance
A spidergram and PQC grid to complete about her first appearance.  … read more
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Isolation and loneliness
Handy revision notes on the themes of isolation and loneliness  … read more
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Animal imagery in the novel
Teachers' notes and pupil prompts for discussion of animal imagery  … read more
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Chapter 1 comic strip
Fill in the missing words and draw pictures in the boxes.  … read more
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Put the events in order (teacher copy)
A guide for teachers (in case you can't quite remember the plot!)  … read more
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Of Mice and Men plot sequencing
A good consolidation or revision activity. A whizzy is available.  … read more
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How would each character reply?
Empathetic activity & revision of chapters 1 and 2. Could also  … read more
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Revision quiz
With a focus on characters and language.  … read more
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A table of events
Complete the grid outlining the main events, settings and characters  … read more
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Pre-teaching / creative writing exercise
The opening sequence: Using the opening sequence of the novel,  … read more
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Quiz!
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Revision activities
A range of comprehensive revision activities, covering context,  … read more
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A table for recording impressions of the characters
Includes an interesting character card sort activity. Both work  … read more
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Crooks and Curley's wife
A table for comparing these two characters.  … read more
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What happened at Weed?
Script the interview between the Sheriff and Marylou Hobbs.  … read more
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