Class Agenda #103B – Of Mice And Men Chap 3


Blues-Based Week.

Timer- “Come To My Door” (Acoustic Version)- Jose James (2013, 4:50)


  • What do you think the American Dream is for the following characters?
    • Curly-
    • Slim-
    • Candy-
    • George- 
    • Lennie-
  • SLTs-

  • SLT-I can have an informed, academic discussion with my peers.

Mini Lesson

    • Remember, the American Dream is so tricky because it means different things to different people.
      • FDR talked about the 4 Freedoms
      • Emerson and Thoreau talked about transcendentalism
      • 50 Cent talked about getting rich or die trying.
      • Everyone in the room might have a different interpretation of The American Dream
  • Evaluate the following characters in the book based on who has access to their American Dream.
  • Class Work
  • What do you think the American Dream is for the OMAM Characters and Do they have access to it?

  • American Dream Access Whip around Discussion Protocol
    • Roles
      • Facilitator
      • Participants
    • Protocol-
      • Go through each Character 1 by 1
      • Share, what you believe the character’s American Dream is.
      • Share if you believe the character has access to their American Dream
      • Come to a consensus
  • Finish Chapter #
    • Sketch as we read
    • write down questions- can be used for tomorrow’s quiz!!


  • Short Answer Questions-

  • Why does George trust slim?

  • Why do you think George told Slim about what happened in Weed?

  • What does George’s conversation with Slim reveal about his past treatment of and present feelings toward Lennie?

    • Topic Sentence Answer Template- (You don’t need to copy the questions)
      • Address the question in the topic sentence of your response.
      • Use an appositive phrase to make response more interesting.
  • Homework continues.



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