Class Agenda #97 – Of Mice And Men Chap 1 concluded

3/6/17

90’s R & B Week.

Timer- “Let’s Get Down” – Tony! Toni! Tone! (1996, 4:57)

Prompt- 

  • List as many synonyms as you can for the following words:
    • Happy
    • Sad
    • Mad
    • Mean
  • Share your words with your partner.

     

Group Work and Quiz Review

Words I thought of-

  • Happy- joyful, positive, cheerful, playful,cheery, gleeful, excited, in good spirits
  • Sad- upset, melancholy, negative, unhappy, sorrowful, doleful, gloomy, troubled, forgiving
  • Mad- conflicted, angry, hostile, volatile, aggressive, negative, excited, troubled, forgiving
  • Mean- aggressive, hostile, confrontational

Examining Friday’s Quiz and some of the words choices that we made-

  • George’s attitude towards Lennie was that he was meaner to him because…

  • George’s attitude toward’s Lennie was that he’s very demanding because…

  • George’s attitude toward’s Lennie was mean – because…

Partner work-  5 minutes – 

  • work with your partner to rewrite the statements above using different adjectives for the highlighted above.
  • Answer the because…
  • review
  • SLTs 

  • SLT-I can ask questions as I read, especially in the beginning of a novel or story.

  • SLT- I can consider my word choice while producing clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Mini Lesson

    • New Question-

      What is George’s attitude towards Lennie in Chapter 1? How does their relationship demonstrate The American Dream?

    • For this question I want us to focus on the word – DREAM
  • Read Aloud- Page 13-16
  • Modeling how I would answer start question-

George’s attitude towards Lennie in Chapter 1 is conflicted throughout Chapter 1. At times George scolds Lennie severely and is ready to rid himself of his travel companion. But other times, George seems to need Lennie, because Lennie allows dream.

Independent Work-

Answer the following question based on your reading of Pages 13-16 of Of Mice and Men.

What is George’s attitude towards Lennie in Chapter 1? How does their relationship demonstrate The American Dream?

 

 

Model what to look for when asking questions about characters-

  • Turn to the bottom of page #2.
  • Read together and notice things.

Some questions I have-

  • Why does the author choose to make the characters very different sizes?
  • “He smiled happily.” seems like a strange phrase to me. I wonder why?
  • Why does George tell Lennie that “he’d drink out of a gutter if you was thirsty”? 

Class Work-

  • Read Aloud Chapter 1 of Of Mice And Men
  • As we read, jot down in your notebook at least 1 question/page.
  1. What is George’s Attitude towards Lennie in the early parts of chapter 1? Why does George Stay with Lennie?

  2. What suggests the dream of the farm is unrealistic?

Short Answer Template- Reminder

  •  Claim
  • Evidence
  • Analysis
  • Closing/Transition.
  • Homework continues.

 

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