Reflection: Continuous Assessment Using a Story Chain to Predict and a Character Map to Analyze Relationships in Of Mice and Men - Section 4: Wrap Up


The students were asked to use the character map to guide their reading while analyzing Lennie and George’s friendship.  This section asked them to find specific passages which helped us to facilitate a better discussion because the passages were student found and everyone was able to contribute because of the help from his/her peers in the class.  If a student omitted any passages, I helped point him or her to important sections and we discussed them. 

The lesson worked very well!  The students began to understand Lennie and George’s unusual friendship and how both characters feel about one another. I expect that they will also be able to trace this theme throughout the rest of the novella.  I also found that giving a quick chapter quiz helped everyone engage in the unfolding events.

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Using a Story Chain to Predict and a Character Map to Analyze Relationships in Of Mice and Men

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT predict events in Chapter 2 by using a Story Chain and then identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the elements of characterization in fiction by reading text and completing a characterization template.

Big Idea: Using graphic organizers such as a Story Chain and Character Map helps students engage in predicting and critical thinking.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, language choice, realism, Literature, Literary Response and Analysis, literary journal, analyze details, historical context clues, historical background, Aristotle, quotations
  75 minutes
snapshot 2 7 18 2014 3 22 pm
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