Of Mice and Men collection

Sian Evans
16th November 2017
Image of wheat depicting life in the fields for characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Explore this challenging novel with your KS3 classes using these resources

While John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is no longer on the GCSE specification, this well-regarded text is still valuable and engaging for younger secondary students, as it covers universal themes of fate, loneliness and dreaming of a better future. As you delve into George and Lennie's pursuit of the American Dream, why not check out these tried-and-tested activities, workbooks and supportive materials?


Of Mice and Men Chapter 1

Five PowerPoints focused on the meaning behind the text's title, social historical context and close textual analysis. Designed for a mixed/high ability Yr 9 group.
By emmaclee

Of Mice and Men: Character Summary

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men: Character Summary I've put together this summary a few years ago, homedrawn stick figures to boot!! Enjoy, hope that this resource is helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment, I find them helpful. Thanks :)
By Smudge78

Of Mice and Men Context Lesson

A lesson introducing students to the context of the novel.
By elhubball1

Of Mice and Men Comprehension Activity Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men.' Teachers have found them particularly useful in exam revision, comprehension tasks, or guided reading sessions. They are perfect for aiding the progress of students towards meeting the KS4 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework - this makes the tasks suitable for all examining bodies. Students have found these resources extremely engaging, and for teachers there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that students gain a deep understanding of the text.

Activities within the booklet include:
- 'Context: The Great Depression' - to aid students with 'Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation;'
- 'Steinbeck's Description' - to aid students with 'Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact;'
- 'Curley's Wife' - to aid students with 'Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence;'
- 'Editing the Text' - to aid students with 'Making an informed personal response, recognising that other responses to a text are possible and evaluating these.'

Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 30 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer.

All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
By TandLGuru

Of Mice and Men - Character Studies

Character focused questions based on chapters 1, 2, 3 & 6; activities to develop use of language to describe character and an introduction to monologue/diary recreation writing from the perspective of one of the characters in the novel.
By C Cain

Of Mice and Men

A variety of worksheets. I have used these with my SEN / low ability GCSE group.
By amanda63

Of Mice and Men: The Aftermath.

We look at writer’s techniques and comment upon them.
You will use a P.E.E. paragraph and include the following:

By Yomama1234

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Essay Writing

A essay writing booklet resource which guides students through planning and writing of exam essays with a worksheet for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. It also contains 16 AQA GCSE Literature past paper questions and guidance on how to attain highest grade.

By Simon Darcy

Of Mice and Men Analysis booklet

A booklet helped to supplement class notes. Used in tutorial sessions. Not all work is my own.
By aspiringteacher95

'Of Mice and Men'

A series of study maps and essay-plan frames covering the main characters, relationships, and themes in Steinbeck's novel.
By erinsarahh

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