Reflection: Exit Tickets Analyzing Steinbeck's Use of Foreshadowing to Create Mystery and Tension - Section 4: Wrap Up


In this short formative quiz, I included basic comprehension questions about the sequence of events and analytical questions about motive and foreshadowing.  My students averaged 90% correct on the questions but I think they all could have received 100% correct.  The reason some of them did not answer all of the questions correctly is that they decided to not re-read the evidence on the pages that were given to them. You can bring a horse to water...I find that a student's mood, stamina (or lack of) and/or desire to achieve all are factors in taking a quiz which may involve re-reading information that they "think" they already know.  What do you think? quiz
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Analyzing Steinbeck's Use of Foreshadowing to Create Mystery and Tension

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 14 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze how an author's choices concerning how to order events (foreshadowing) create such effects as mystery, tension, or suspense by analyzing examples of foreshadowing in movies and finding evidence in Chapter 5. SWBAT analyze how complex characters in Of Mice and Men interact with other characters and advance the plot by answering comprehension questions on

Big Idea: Helping my students understand that Steinbeck is the master of foreshadowing which constantly invites the reader to predict and engage in his novella.

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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
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