Of Mice and Men

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Name _________________________________ Period _________ Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Literature Guide Developed by Kristen Bowers and Edited by Kathleen Woken-Rowley for Secondary Solutions ® ISBN 0-9768177-7-2 © 2005 Secondary Solutions. All rights reserved. A classroom teacher who has purchased this guide may photocopy the materials in this publication for his/her classroom use only. Use or reproduction by a part of or an entire school or school system, by for-profit tutoring centers and like institutions, or for commercial sale, is strictly prohibited. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, translated or stored without the express written permission of the publisher. Created and printed in the United States of America. The First Solution for the Secondary Teacher ® www.4secondarysolutions.com ©2005 Secondary Solutions -1- Of Mice and Men Secondary Solutions ® Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ Complete Literature Guide Table of Contents About This Literature Guide How to Use Our Literature Guides Pre-Reading Activities and Preparation Author Biography: John Steinbeck Standards Focus: Exploring Expository Writing Anticipation/Reaction Guide Anticipation/Reaction Guide Response Standards Focus: Elements of the Novel Vocabulary List Chapter 1 Standards Focus: Note-taking and Summarizing Standards Focus: Dialogue Assessment Preparation: Context Clues Chapter 2 Standards Focus: Note-taking and Summarizing Standards Focus: Analyzing Poetry Assessment Preparation: Vocabulary in Context Chapter 3 Standards Focus: Note-taking and Summarizing Standards Focus: Recognizing Vivid Details Assessment Preparation: Synonyms/Antonyms Chapters 1-3 Vocabulary Review Chapter 4 Standards Focus: Note-taking and Summarizing Standards Focus: Conflict and Effect Assessment Preparation: Multiple Choice Definitions Chapter 5 Standards Focus: Note-taking and Summarizing Standards Focus: Character Types Assessment Preparation: Analogies Chapter 6 Standards Focus: Note-taking and Summarizing Standards Focus: Theme Assessment Preparation: Vocabulary in Context Chapters 4-6 Vocabulary Review Chapter 1 Quiz: Matching and Short Response Chapter 2 Quiz: Multiple Choice Chapter 3 Quiz: True/ False Chapter 4 Quiz: Sentence Completion Chapter 5 and 6 Quiz: Matching Final Test Teacher Guide Novel Summary Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities Post-Reading Extension Activities/Alternative Assessment Essay/Writing Ideas Sample Project Rubric Sample Response to Literature Rubric Answer Key ©2005 Secondary Solutions -2- Period _________ Of Mice and Men 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 43 45 46 47 48 49 51 Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ About This Literature Guide Period _________ Secondary Solutions ® is the endeavor of a high school English teacher who could not seem to find appropriate materials to help her students master the necessary concepts at the secondary level. She grew tired of spending countless hours researching, creating, writing, and revising lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes, tests and extension activities to motivate and inspire her students, and at the same time, address those ominous content standards! Materials that were available were either juvenile in nature, skimpy in content, or were moderately engaging activities that did not come close to meeting the content standards on which her students were being tested. Frustrated and tired of trying to get by with inappropriate, inane lessons, she finally decided that if the right materials were going to be available to her and other teachers, she was going to have to make them herself! Mrs. Bowers set to work to create one of the most comprehensive and innovative Literature Guide sets on the market. Joined by a middle school teacher with 21 years of secondary school experience, Secondary Solutions ® began, and has matured into a specialized team of intermediate and secondary teachers who have developed for you a set of materials unsurpassed by all others. Before the innovation of Secondary Solutions ® , materials that could be purchased offered a reproducible student workbook and a separate set of teacher materials at an additional cost. Other units provided the teacher with student materials only, and very often, the content standards were ignored. Secondary Solutions ® provides all of the necessary materials for complete coverage of the literature units of study, including author biographies, pre-reading activities, numerous and varied vocabulary and comprehension activities, study-guide questions, graphic organizers, literary analysis and critical thinking activities, essay-writing ideas, extension activities, quizzes, unit tests, alternative assessment, online teacher assistance, and much, much more. Each guide is designed to address the unique learning styles and comprehension levels of every student in your classroom. All materials are written and presented at the grade level of the learner, and include extensive coverage of the content standards. As an added bonus, all teacher materials are included! As a busy teacher, you don’t have time to waste reinventing the wheel. You want to get down to the business of teaching! With our professionally developed teacher-written literature guides, Secondary Solutions ® has provided you with the answer to your time management problems, while saving you hours of tedious and exhausting work. Our guides will allow you to focus on the most important aspects of teaching—the personal, one-on- one, hands-on instruction you enjoy most—the reason you became a teacher in the first place. Secondary Solutions—The First Solution for the Secondary Teacher! ® ©2005 Secondary Solutions -3- Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ How to Use Our Literature Guides Period _________ Our Literature Guides are based upon the National Council of the Teachers of English and the International Readers Association’s national English/Language Arts Curriculum and Content Area Standards, which allow you to teach the love and full enjoyment of literature, while still addressing the concepts upon which our students are assessed. These guides are designed to be used in their sequential entirety, or may be divided into separate parts. Not all activities must be used, but to achieve full comprehension and mastery of the skills involved, it is recommended that you utilize everything each guide has to offer. The most important thing is that you now have a variety of valuable materials to choose from, and that you are not forced into extra work! There are several distinct categories within each Literature Guide: Comprehension Check: Exploring Expository Writing—Worksheets designed to address the exploration and analysis of functional and/or informational materials o Author Biography o Biographies of non-fiction characters o Relevant news and magazine articles, etc. Comprehension Check—Similar to Exploring Expository Writing, but designed for comprehension of narrative text—study questions designed to guide students as they read the text Standards Focus—Worksheets and activities that directly address the content standards and allow students extensive practice in literary skills and analysis. Standards Focus activities are found with every chapter or section. Some examples: o Figurative Language o Irony o Flashback Assessment Preparation—Vocabulary activities which emulate the types of vocabulary/grammar proficiency on which students are tested in state and national assessments. Assessment Preparation activities are found within every chapter or section. Some examples: o Context Clues o Connotation/Denotation o Word Roots Quizzes and Tests—Quizzes available for each chapter or designated section; final tests as well as alternative assessment available at the end of each guide. These include: o Multiple Choice o Matching o Short Response Pre-Reading, Post-Reading Activities, Essay/Writing Ideas plus Sample Rubrics—Each guide also has its own unique pre-reading, post reading and essay/writing ideas and alternative assessment activities. Each handout and activity for each guide has varied levels of difficulty. We know that not all students are alike—nor are all teachers! We hope you can effectively utilize every aspect our Literature Guides have to offer—we want to make things easier on you! If you need additional assistance, please email us at info@4secondarysolutions.com. For specific information on how this guide is directly correlated to your state’s content standards, please email us at: contentstandards@4secondarysolutions.com. (Be sure to include your state in the message.) Thank you for choosing Secondary Solutions ® ! ©2005 Secondary Solutions -4- Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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John Steinbeck, born in 1902 in Salinas, California, is considered one of the greatest American authors. Famous for such works as Tortilla Flat, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck artfully created believable characters living real life, and in doing so, brilliantly captured the strength and determination of the human spirit. John was born February 27, 1902, the only son of John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. His father was the treasurer of Monterey County, and his mother was a public school teacher. He grew up in the vast agricultural heart of the Salinas Valley, about 25 miles off the Pacific Coast, which later became the setting for many of his novels. Growing up an avid reader, Steinbeck was captivated by adventure stories such as Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur (The Death of King Arthur). At age 14, he decided to become a writer, and spent hours in his bedroom writing stories and poems, and even attempting his own translation of Malory’s famous novel. Steinbeck entered Stanford University in 1919, enrolling in writing, literature and a few science courses. Never fully committed to the idea of college, Steinbeck occasionally took classes which interested him, but left in 1925 without ever receiving a degree. He then moved to New York, and worked several odd jobs, from newspaper reporter to construction worker. He returned to his native California two years later, where he worked as a caretaker for an estate and completed his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929. While the novel Cup of Gold was never a significant financial or critical success, Steinbeck was able to afford to marry his first wife, Carol, in 1930. Finally settled, Steinbeck concentrated on his writing, and in 1935, published the very successful novel, Tortilla Flat. Based on the lives of California paisanos (people of Indian and Spanish descent), Steinbeck was able to capture the often bleak, yet painfully realistic side of human life: a side of life he was able to witness firsthand. Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, and The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, were arguably Steinbeck’s most famous and controversial novels. Of Mice and Men was originally conceived as a play, and after Steinbeck re-wrote the novelette for the stage, it received the Drama Critics Circle Award in 1937, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The Grapes of Wrath, a gritty, candid illustration of the lives of farmers during the Depression, received harsh criticism. This criticism did not deter people from buying the book, however, and the novel eventually became a huge success, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1940. After his marriage began to crumble, Steinbeck decided to travel with respected friend Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist. Sea of Cortez (1941), and The Forgotten Village (1941) were said to have been inspired by Ricketts and their travels together. He divorced Carol in 1943, and married his second wife, Gwendolyn, with whom he had two sons, Thomas and John. After another rocky marriage, they divorced in 1948, and in 1950 he married his third wife, Elaine Scott. Severely criticized and equally celebrated, Steinbeck wrote 28 novels in all. His later works, East of Eden (1951), a semi-autobiographical piece, and The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), were two of the most acclaimed novels of his later years. After receiving numerous nominations throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Steinbeck was finally awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Steinbeck died in New York, December 20, 1968, at the age of 66. Steinbeck’s empathy with life during the Depression and ability to capture human existence in all of its harsh cruelty and captivating glory, made his novels a powerful platform for social and political issues and established Steinbeck as one of the most effective and brilliant writers of his time. ©2005 Secondary Solutions -5- Of Mice and Men Name _________________________________ Author Biography: John Steinbeck Period _________ Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ Standards Focus: Exploring Expository Writing Period _________ Directions: Using the article on John Steinbeck, answer the following questions using complete sentences. 1. Steinbeck wrote 28 novels in all. In the order in which they were published, list the names of the novels that the article mentions. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Compare and contrast Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, according to the information you are given in the article. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Summarize Steinbeck’s personal life, from his childhood to his death. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. In your own words, describe the general qualities of Steinbeck’s novels, according to the article. Why do you think his novels are still popular reading today? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. If you were completing a research project on Steinbeck, what two research questions would you want to investigate further? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Referring to the information from the article, use the back of this paper or a separate sheet of paper to draw a timeline of the important milestones in Steinbeck’s life. Be sure to include dates for each event. ©2005 Secondary Solutions -6- Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ Of Mice and Men Anticipation/Reaction Guide Period _________ Directions—Before reading the novel: In the “Before Reading” column, write “yes” if you agree with the statement, “no” if you disagree with the statement, and “?” if you don’t have a strong opinion about the statement. Yes = I agree No = I disagree ? = I don’t know Before Reading Statement 1) Having friends fulfills our basic human needs. 2) Mentally impaired people are worthless, and cannot function like “regular” people. 3) People who are strong know their strength, and how much they can hurt other people if they wanted to. 4) It is unnatural for people to have an attachment to, or feelings for, an animal. 5) The purpose of life is to strive for, and eventually reach, our goals and dreams. 6) Killing another human being is intolerable, and should be punished. 7) Running away from a crime is never acceptable. After Reading After completing the “Before Reading” column, get into small groups, then tally the number of “yes”,“no” and “?” responses for each question. Group Members: Statement # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Once you have collected your data, discuss those issues about which your group was divided. Make your case for your opinions, and pay attention to your classmates’ arguments. Once you have discussed all of the issues, answer the questions on the next page. *Your teacher will collect and keep your chart and responses to use after you have finished reading the novel.* ©2005 Secondary Solutions -7- Of Mice and Men Yes No I Don’t Know Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ Anticipation/Reaction Guide Period _________ Pre-Reading Individual Reflection Directions: Use the information and discussion from the “Before Reading” responses to answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper. Be sure to use complete sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Which statement triggered the most thought-provoking or interesting discussion? Summarize the discussion/debate. For any of the statements that you discussed, what were some of the strongest or most memorable points made by your group members? How did you feel when a group member disagreed with the way you feel about an issue? Was any argument strong enough to make you change your mind or want to change any of your initial responses? Why or why not? What made the argument effective? Post-Reading Individual Reflection Directions: Revisit your Anticipation/Reaction Guide and your answers to the discussion questions. Now that you have read the novel, complete the “After Reading” column and answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper, comparing your responses. Answer each question using complete sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How many of your responses have changed since reading the novel? Which statements do you see differently after reading the novel? Describe an important part of the novel that affected you, or made you think differently after reading. In small groups, talk to some of your classmates about their responses. How are their responses different after reading the novel? Overall, are the feelings of your other group members the same or different from yours? Do any of their responses surprise you? Which ones? How? Why do you think there might be so many different opinions and viewpoints? What do you feel has contributed to the way you and your other classmates responded to each statement? ©2005 Secondary Solutions -8- Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ Standards Focus: Elements of the Novel Period _________ A novel is a type of literary work which is lengthy (generally between 100-500 pages), and uses all of the elements of storytelling: plot, climax, characters, setting, point of view, and theme. Novels usually have several conflicts involving several main characters, and more than one setting. As you read Of Mice and Men, pay attention to each of the characteristics of a novel, and see how well the book fits into the novel format. Plot - the related series of events that make up a story Climax - (part of the plot) the turning point of the story; emotional high point for the character Conflict - the struggle(s) between opposing forces, usually characters Character - the individuals involved in the action of the story Setting - the time and place, or where and when, the action occurs Point of View - the perspective from which a story is told Theme - the main idea behind a literary work; the message in the story Directions: For a novel you have already read, complete the organizer below. In the center, fill in the name of the novel, then fill in the ovals around it with each element indicated for the book you have chosen. Plot Characters Climax Name Setting Conflict Point of View Theme ©2005 Secondary Solutions -9- Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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Name _________________________________ Of Mice and Men Vocabulary from the Novel Period _________ Directions: Below is a list of the vocabulary words from each chapter of the novel. Look up the definitions for each word, and keep your list for use with vocabulary worksheets. Chapter 1 bindle imperiously juncture lumbered morosely yammered Chapter 2 apprehensive barley contorted derogatory skeptically swamper Chapter 3 bemused cowering derision receptive reprehensible scuttled Chapter 4 aloof appraised brutally crestfallen disarming indignation Chapter 5 bewildered consoled earnestly hovered wisps writhed Chapter 6 belligerently dutifully gingham monotonous scornfully sullenly ©2005 Secondary Solutions - 10 - Of Mice and Men Wendy Boer (order #8156) 2
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