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  • Of Mice and Men eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify and give examples of the major themes the author explores; describe how the author’s use of dialect and imagery strengthen the narrative for the reader; analyze the exploration of mercy killing vs. accidental killing as it transpires...

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  • Of Mice and Men eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    The novel begins in a beautiful natural setting on the Salinas River. What descriptive details make this particular place seem so appealing? Would you enjoy spending the night here, as George and Lennie do? Why or why not? How are George and Lennie different physically? How are they different intellectually? Which of them...

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  • The Pearl eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to explain the central lesson of the parable; discuss the role that colonialism plays in the novella; cite examples that demonstrate Kino’s gradual loss of humanity; describe Juana’s outlook on life and how she differs from Kino; explain the...

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  • The Grapes of Wrath eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify and give examples of the main themes of the novel; understand and explain the historical context of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression; identify and interpret at least three symbols in the novel; provide specific examples...

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  • Of Mice and Men eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, Of Mice and Men has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenging spots—racism, sexism, and classism abound—teaching this text...

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  • The Pearl eNotes Essential Lessons

    Each of the following lessons is geared to a specific skill category and Common Core standard. It includes a step-by-step guide to teaching the lesson as well as handouts, assessments, modification, and enrichment activities. The lessons follow accompany the short story of The Pearl by John Steinbeck. Table of Contents: Lesson 1:...

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  • Of Mice and Men Reading Comprehension Quiz

    This quiz contains reading comprehension questions for Of Mice and Men.

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  • The Pearl eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Why is it so important that Kino find a pearl of some value? What does the “Song of the Pearl That Might Be” suggest about how he is feeling as he gathers the oysters? Sometimes Juana observes Christian customs; sometimes she prays to the ancient gods of her people. Why do you suppose...

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  • Of Mice and Men Themes Lesson Plan

    Themes Developed Through Conflict: This lesson plan examines how major themes in Of Mice and Men are developed through conflicts experienced by several characters in the novella. Students will analyze and interpret passages from the text to describe the characters, summarize their circumstances, identify their internal and/or external conflicts, and...

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