Differentiated Lessons for Teaching “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
Informational texts and literature to accompany John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath chronicles the lives of the Joad family, a poor family of migrants moving from Oklahoma to California to escape the Dust Bowl and find a better life for themselves, as well as the people they meet on their journey. Beyond just a portrait of down-and-out life during the Great Depression, Steinbeck crafts a story that explores the deepest facets of American morality. The Grapes of Wrath won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1940.
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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