Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Analyzing Examples of Realism and Naturalism in Of Mice and Men - Section 1: Activator


Students at first were not sure what to write because many said that all friendships are complicated...I needed to first remind them of what they already know about these characters as well as give a little more insight into why one character's friendship may take more effort than another characters without giving them "the answer."   The student work sample that I included illustrated what I was hoping for, insight into the challenge George was facing everyday while looking out for his friend Lennie. 

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Friendships
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Analyzing Examples of Realism and Naturalism in Of Mice and Men

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 7 of 15

Objective: SWBAT find evidence in the text Of Mice and Men, highlight and analyze naturalistic and realistic elements with comments by completing a 3 column note organizer.

Big Idea: How did Steinbeck's past experiences influence his writing?

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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
of mice and men by john steinbeck
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