Differentiated Lessons for Teaching “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck
Informational texts and literature to accompany John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men
During the Great Depression, two men travel through California, looking for work wherever they can find it and dreaming of a brighter future with a farm of their own. George, though the smaller man, is clearly the leader, trying to keep Lennie, a giant of a man with developmental delays, safe and out of trouble. But when they find themselves at a ranch where the boss’s son is cruel and his wife is flirtatious, the two friends become tangled in more trouble than they could have ever imagined.
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Additional Reading Practice
Differentiated Applied Writing Lessons for Grades 4-12
- Perseverance: How do we overcome challenges in our country, our communities, and our lives?
- Money and Decisions: How does money affect our moral decision-making?
- Overcoming Obstacles: How do characters develop as they face conflicts and overcome obstacles?
- The Great Depression: Which of the attempted solutions to the Great Depression was most effective?
Direct Instruction on Key Skills & Concepts