What I wish I knew

Topics: Of Mice and Men, Critical thinking, John Steinbeck, Sentence, Predicate / Pages: 12 (1439 words) / Published: Sep 28th, 2014
Summer Reading Assignment
11th Grade

Name:
Of Mice and Men

Before returning to school, you will need to read Of Mice and Men to complete this assignment. This organizer will guide your reading and prepare you for the quiz, discussions and related assignments. You may use this packet for the quiz. This packet is due on the first day of school.
SECTION 1
History Details: Please provide some background information regarding migrant workers in California in the 1930’s-1940’s.
Consider this link:

Primary Setting:

Specific Location(s):

Era:

Record Any Other Sources of Information:
In your own words, summarize biographical information about the author and record the source of your information below:

How might the author’s background (biographical information) have influenced his or decision to write the novel and/or influenced the writer’s message?

Record Sources of Information:

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SECTION 2
Key Characters: Choose three characters, other than George and Lennie. Find two concrete details for each character which reveal important traits and provide commentary to support your choices.
Name

Concrete Details with page numbers
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Commentary
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SECTION 3
In Of Mice and Men, characters make significant decisions. Identify three characters and discuss the decisions they make and the consequences of their decisions.
Name of Character:
Decision:

Concrete detail with page number: Select textual evidence that illustrates the decision.

Consequence:

Commentary: Explain the relevance of the textual evidence. Concrete detail with page number: Select textual evidence that illustrates the consequence. Commentary: Explain the relevance of the textual evidence. Name of Character:
Decision:

Consequence:

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Concrete detail with page number: Select textual evidence that illustrates the decision.

Commentary: Explain the

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