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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Teaching Resources

This novel is one of the prescribed texts for second and third year Junior Cycle English students commencing September 2017.


Of Mice and Men is a gripping story set in the genre of 1930's Great Depression in America. The main characters, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in this world but each other and a dream. They cling together in the face of loneliness and strive for a better life. Eventually, they find work on a ranch in Salinas Valley, California. Can Lennie stay out of trouble?
A powerful story about friendship with a shocking ending.

Below is a video summary on the noval, by a teacher.
*Spoiler Alert*


Teacher Created Resources 


Of Mice and Men Opening Chapter Character Profiles

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/24131/23854.pdf Added: 15 Aug 2017 Contributor: Dara Hogan Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes / Worksheet

A worksheet which helps students make a close reading of the opening chapter of 'Of Mice and Men' noting the way the main characters are introduced including their physical appearance and character traits.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 3. Writing

Strand unit: 07. Show Critical Appreciation to their Texts

Suggestions for use: Working individually or in groups, students should make a close reading of the opening chapter of 'Of Mice and Men' noting the author's description of the main characters, both physically and in terms of their behaviour. This could be done on an initial reading or as a revision or writing exercise. Could be used in tandem with the accompanying annotated sample answer.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Literacy

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
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Sample Answer on Opening Chapter of 'Of Mice and Men'

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/24130/23853.pdf Added: 15 Aug 2017 Contributor: Dara Hogan Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

This annotated sample answer provides a simple guide to the use of quotes and key moments in an answer. It encourages the students to read closely and note authorial intention in their texts.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 3. Writing

Strand unit: 07. Show Critical Appreciation to their Texts

Suggestions for use: Students should be encouraged to make a close reading of the opening pages of 'Of Mice and Men' noting the authors physical description of the main characters and also their character traits. The annotated sample answer provides guidance in using these quotes and integrating them into an answer.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
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The Theme of Dreams in 'Of Mice and Men' - Sample Answer

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/24129/23852.pdf Added: 15 Aug 2017 Contributor: Dara Hogan Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Reference / Exam Papers

An annotated sample answer which provides guidance in the use of quotes, key moments and examples when writing about a theme in a novel. The answer follows the theme of dreams in a chronological manner though the novel.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: 3. Writing

Strand unit: 07. Show Critical Appreciation to their Texts

Suggestions for use: The answer can be used as a template or exemplar for the students to examine other themes in Of Mice and Men or other texts on their course. Students should be encouraged to annotate the answer and understand the use of quotes and key moments.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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