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


90’s R & B Week.

Timer- “Real Love” – Mary J. Blidge (1992, 4:57)


  • On page 14 of OMAM, Lennie shouts “An live off the fatta the lan’!”
  • Interpret this quote.
  • Does this quote represent The American Dream?
  • Share your words with your partner.


State Test Letter Review

Grapple Text- Lyons State Test Letter

Text Code-

  • Circle unfamiliar words.
  • P- Positive Reasons to take the test.
  • C- Negative reasons to take the test.

Review Together.

  • 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

    • Author’s Purpose in Of Mice and Men

    • Page 15 “‘Course you dd…”
  • Remember- great authors choose every word and scene that they put in their story very carefully.
    • So readers need to ask themselves sometimes, why would the author choose this word/detail/scene…etc…

Class Work-

  • Read Aloud- Chapter II – P. 17-23

  • As we read- Jot down any questions that you’re having about the author’s decisions.

  • Short Answer Question-
  • Who or What is the source of tension in this chapter that could foreshadow future conflicts?

Short Answer Template- Reminder

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



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