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OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

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Transcript of OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

Learning Target
I can read a section of text from of Mice and Men and recall information to complete comprehension questions.
OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck
Learning Target
I can write a diary entry from the point of view of a teenager during the 1930's who has run away to ride the rails.
learning TARGET
I can read "Johnny Bear" and as a class chart passages dealing with common themes to Of Mice and Men.
Learning Target
I can read the first two paragraphs of the text Of Mice and Men, highlight naturalistic elements, and illustrate and label the setting described by those elements.
Learning Target
I can record examples of parallelism, sentimentalism, dictation, and foreshadowing from the first chapter of Of Mice and Men.
Learning Target
I can give background knowledge about the 1930's and the setting behind OF MICE AND MEN.
Setting:
1930's
AMERICAS
Hardships
Great Depression
Dust Bowl: Severe Drought and Damage to Farms
Increased Poverty Rate
Food Shortages
Inflation
Drop in Agriculture
GREAt depression
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President
Stock Market Crashed in 1929
People Can't Pay for House Mortgages thus They Increased
Banks Closed and Led to Chaos
Hooverville
Comparison of Recent to 1930
Terrible Economy
Bad Working Conditions
Economic Crisis: but not as severe as the Great Depression
Higher Forms of Technology
Larger Problems Now
SETTING
SALINAS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
SALINAS VALLEY in the 1930's
"Salad Bowl" of America due to the amount of salad products grown in the area such as lettuce and poultry.
SAlinas valley today
Yearly Wine Festival
Large Prison
Agricultural Farms are the Economy for the Area
Filipino Labor Supply Association formed and striked
Many Ranch and Migrant Workers
LITERARY GENRE
FICTION NOVELA
NOVELLA:
A short novel with a compact and pointed (simple) plot.
NOVELLA vs. NOVEL:

NOVELLA: Short and Compact (100 pages or less)

NOVEL: Long and Complex (Many volumes and pages)
LITERARY GENRE:
TRAGEDY
Tragedy:
Drama/Literary Work in Which the Main Character
is Brought to
Ruin/Suffering/sorrow
Characteristics of a Tragedy:
Hero is imperfect, suffering, and catastrophic
Hero faces a dilemma or moral choice
Deadly/Serious Tone
Imperfect Universe
Hero's choices affect others, not just the hero
Hero has an emotional engagement
TRAGIC HERO:
Makes an error which brings on the tragedy
Noble stature; not ordinary; outstanding
Destruction is for a great cause/person
Cesar, Romeo, Odysseus
Tragic Flaw:
Flaw in protagonist which brings him sorrow/ruin
Romeo - Love
Odysseus - Pride
JOHN STEINBECK
Born in Salinas Valley in 1902
Graduated from High School and Spent Time at Stanford.
MENTAL RETARDATION
Refers to those whose IQ's are below 70 and have deficits in two or more adaptive and social behaviors shown before the age of 18
now called COGNITIVE DISABILITY
Care of Mentally Retarded in the 1930's
No Free Education
Sent to Inhumane and Torturous Institutions

Considered Criminals
Care for the Cognitively Disabled Today
More Educational Options
No Longer a Sense of Shame
Group Homes
Opportunities to Live Alone
EUTHANASIA
"Mercy Killing"
Ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness by lethal injection.
PROS: When a person cannot live anymore and is in too much pain and suffering
CON: Making a decision for someone else's life
I can give background knowledge about the 1930's and the setting behind OF MICE AND MEN.
CAN YOU...GROUP DISCUSSION
Means “touch” or “to the touch” – words such as “tactile” (responding to one’s sense of touch) or CONTACT (two or more people or objects coming together – can either physically or verbally touch

TACT

Means “everywhere” or “all”

For example, “omnipresent” means “a god-like presence – or present everywhere”

OMNI

Week 7

30-15-10

Means a certain type of WRITING or COMMUNICATING

For example, a prologue to a book is a piece of writing at the beginning of a book
A dialog is a way to communicate about a topic (dia means “through”):

-LOG or -LOGUE

Means “before”
Such as predecessor (people alive before us), or pretest (which you took before you started this unit) or PREVENT (to stop something from happening before it starts!):

PRE

Means either “in front of” or“against”

For example if something is OBVIOUS, it is “in front of” your face!!!


OB-

You Are Going to Need Your Journal Today
2 Minute Write
What do you know about homelessness today?
What are some reasons for homelessness?
1 Minute Write
Why do you think people were homeless in the 1930's?
Finals Minute
I Promise :)
Would Teenagers have different reasons for being homeless than adults, both in the past and today?
What we know about homelessness.
What do you think of when you hear the word "HOBO"
How do you define hobo?
Are there still hobos today?
THINK
I can write a diary entry from the point of view of a teenager during the 1930's who has run away to ride the rails.
LEARNING TARGET
ASSIGNMENT
Write a diary entry from the point of view of a teenager during the 1930's who has run away to ride the rails.
Explain why you left and what you are experiencing.
What are your hopes and fears?
Week 8

30-15-10

retentive

A root word meaning “hold”
Example words:
tenacious

ten

Retroactive


A prefix meaning “backward, behind, or back”
Example word:



Retro-

promote

Proceed

A prefix meaning “forward”

Pro-

(verb)

Recall
(noun)

A prefix meaning “again, back”
Example words:

Re-

Agressiveness


A suffix meaning “the quality of…” It creates a noun when added to the word or root word.
Example word:


-ness

Means: to pull back from, or withdraw

Example word:
Recede

JOURNAL
Write about a time when you were unkind to someone mentally or physically disabled, or you witnessed an incident.
Describe What Happened.
How Did You Feel?
Share and Discuss
"Johnny Bear"
Precursor to Of Mice and Men
Small Town
Terrible Place
great, stupid, smiling, bear
Accidents
Lurking
Suicide
pregnancy
Knock Out
READ ALOUD
DAY 1
DAY 2
COMMON THEMES IN LITERATURE
FINISH READING JOHNNY BEAR
ON TASK PARTNERS
YOU EACH NEED A DIFFERENT COLOR MARKER
On a piece of paper identify as many themes as you recognized in Johnny Bear.
WRITE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
SMARTBOARD
Share your ideas and themes with the class.
I can read "Johnny Bear" and as a class chart passages dealing with common themes to Of Mice and Men.
LEARNING TARGET
EXIT TICKET
On a separate Piece of Paper
What is your first impression of Steinbeck as an author?
ON A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER...
Draw a Map of a Favorite OUTDOOR Retreat You Enjoy.

How Does it Change, Depending on the Time of Day or Time of the Year You Go There?

When Do You Go to This Place?
SHARE
NATURALISM
View of Human Life and Actions
Representation of Natural Appearances or Natural Patterns
Depiction of Physical Environment
Landscape
FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS
YOU NEED A HIGHLIGHTER
I will read the first two paragraphs aloud.
While I am Reading...
Highlight words and phrases that provide naturalistic details
DISCUSSION ON HIGHLIGHTED PASSAGES
What sort of setting is this?
Is it one like the place you described in your activator today?
Is it a place you would enjoy camping at?
What if you were on the run?
Would this be a safe spot to hide from the world?
I can read the first two paragraphs of the text Of Mice and Men, highlight naturalistic elements, and illustrate and label the setting described by those elements.
ASSIGNMENT
Illustrate a the Scene Described in the First Two Paragraphs and Label the Naturalistic Elements
At the bottom of the page include a sentence that would be considered NATURALISTIC.
Parallelism in Literature
Sentimentalism in Literature
DICTATION IN LITERATURE
FORESHADOWING
TODAY while reading...
Locate examples of each literary device and add the page to your bookmark.
A balance within one or more sentences of similar phrases or clauses that have the same grammatical structure.
Rely on emotional response both from the readers and characters.
Feature scenes of distress and tenderness and the plot is arranged to advance emotions rather than actions.
IS THERE A RELATIONSHIP FORMING?
LENNIE
GEORGE
TELL ME ABOUT A BEST FRIEND OR GOOD FRIEND OF YOURS.
ONE MINUTE WRITE
What Qualities Make Them a Good Friend?
LEARNING TARGET
I can discuss the relationship developing between the two main characters in Of Mice and Men.
George's relationship with Lennie is much more complicated than Lennie's relationship with George.
How far do you agree with the following statement?
Give Examples to Support Your Response
Continue Reading Chapter 2
CHART WORKSHEET
thermostat

superstition

Week 9

30-15-10

Super-

A prefix meaning “ greater, beyond”
Example: Supernatural

A prefix meaning “under, beneath”
Example:
subway

Sub-

A suffix meaning “the art or skill of”
Creates a noun
Example: sportsmanship

-ship

therm

A root word meaning “heat”
Example: Thermometer


A prefix meaning “apart, not”

Example:
secede

Se-

Describe Lennie and George's New Home
What are some quotes from the text that supports your description?
Character Web
Character Web
Learning Target
I can discuss how it felt to be in a role of power vs. being powerless.
JOURNAL
Write about a time in which you were powerless, when you had no control and had to obey someone else's orders.
DISCUSSION
How did this situation make you feel?
What do you think the person "in power" in that situation was feeling or thinking?
LEARNING TARGET
I can discuss the relationship forming between the the two main characters in of mice and men.
ONE MINUTE QUICK LIST
List as many words or short phrases that you can think of that describe GEORGE.
ONE MINUTE QUICK LIST
List as many words or phrases that you can think of that describe Lennie.
LET'S COMPILE OUR LISTS
Each of you will have your own color marker.
Come up to the board to add your information.
Who embodies the definition of “rectitude” for you?

Week 10

30-15-10

This root word means “true” Example: verify


ver

This prefix means “not”
Example: unhappy unethical

Un-

transcontinental

This prefix means “across, beyond”
Example: transcend

Trans-

Unity

This prefix means “one”
Example: Unilateral

Uni-

This suffix means “the state of”
It creates a noun
Example: rectitude

-tude

The purpose of the lessons today and tomorrow is to explore the theme of power vs. powerless.
Steinbeck always wanted to show what it was like to be the underdog.
What Characters in Of Mice and Men could be placed into the category of UNDERDOG?
What characters could be categorized as being in a position of power?
How does Steinbeck show this?
How does Steinbeck show this?
GROUP READ ALOUD
LEARNING TARGET
I can discuss how it felt to be in a role of power vs. being powerless.
WHAT IS THE IMAGE'S MESSAGE?
Do buildings represent Power?
Does Money Represent Power Over Others?
Are some empowered and others not based on status and need?
Do humans show their power over others?
What did the Romans do to intimidate others?
How about medieval warriors and kings?
CHINA?
Nazi Power and the Powerless?
What Images of Power Persist in Our Media?
World?
School?
DISCUSSION
WHAT WAYS TO WE SEE POWER AND POWERLESS IN OF MICE AND MEN?
Create a Chart
Learning Target
I can discuss How it feels to be in positions of power and to be powerless.
GROUP READ ALOUD
learning target
I can participate appropriately in group discussion.
AGREE or DISAGREE
If one has an animal, one has a responsibility to put it our of its misery if it becomes too old or sick to be any good.
Mercy-killing (euthanasia) should be legalized for human beings.
People who are no good to society, but rather, who are a burden to society, should be euthanized to spare both them and society a waste of time and tax dollars.
CLOSE READ
Pages 44 - 49
Yes I know that we have already read this section.
While You are Reading...
Highlight sections that indicate if Steinbeck supports or opposes euthanasia.
+ where he is in support
- where he is in opposition
GROUP DISCUSSION
Learning Target
I can participate appropriately in group discussion.
IN CLOSING
When Carlson first suggests the idea of euthanizing Candy's dog to Slim in chapter 2, there is a moment when Slim is listening to Carlson's argument and George is watching Slim.
Read Aloud 2nd paragraph on Teacher page 36
Why do you think George stares so intently at Slim?
What do you think that slow ringing of a triangle in the background that grows louder and louder and then stops is really symbolizing?
Learning target
I can create a list of "dreams for the future" for each character.
"Do part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you cease to live."
what does this mean?
Do you agree or disagree.
Why or Why Not.
FINISH CHAPTER 4
Who are the MAIN CHARACTERS beyond George and Lennie?
Learning target
I can create a list of "dreams of the future" for each character.
Learning Target
I can determine how loneliness affects the characters in Of Mice and Men.
JOURNAL ENTRY
"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer. It's the feeling of being uncared for, unwanted - of being deserted and alone" - Mother Teresa
RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING
The purpose of today's reading:
DISCOVER THE AFFECTS OF LONELINESS ON THE CHARACTERS.
CLOSE READ
Pages 68 - 74
Highlight parts that reference loneliness
EXIT TICKET
Write a sentance about each character who suffers from loneliness.
George
Curley's Wife
Crooks
Lennie
Candy
Curley
LEarning target
I can participate in a group discussion about Steinbeck's portrayal of racism in the text Of Mice and Men.
AGREE or DISAGREE
"Crooks had his own room, furniture, and books, hence, he is better off than the other ranch hands. He is not a victim of racism"
Continue with Read Aloud Through Teacher Page 83
Does Steinbeck embrace racism in his text?
Or is he making a statement against it?
I can note repeated words/phrases in Chapter 5 in Of mice and men and determine their affect on the tone of the chapter.
learning target
JOURNAL
This popular song from the 70's repeats a particular line or lines over and over again.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Why do you think the artist chose to repeat these lines?
What does repetition in a song do and what is its purpose?
GROUP DISCUSSION
What your individual tasks are is on the next slide.
Group Close Read
p. 84 - 93
BRIAN
CHEYENNE
BRENNAN
MICHAEL
p. 84 - 86
p. 86 - 88
p. 89 - 91
p. 91 - 93
Read over your section and highlight particular words or phrases being repeated.
When you are done come up to the board and write down the words or phrases that you highlighted.
Close your eyes and LISTEN CLOSELY
Before we start you will need...
Pencil
Journal
Highlighter
ON TASK PARTNERS
With your partner discuss your words and phrases and how you feel they have impacted the tone of Chapter 5
You will be responsible for reporting back to the group what your partner discussed with you.
LEARNING TARGET
I can note repeated words/phrases in chapter five in Of mice and men and determine their affect on the tone of Chapter 5.
WHAT DID YOUR PARTNER HAVE TO SAY?
How does this affect Chapter 5?
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