Free writing (10 min.)• You suddenly have to leave your house or apartment. You must leave your belongings behind, and aside from a few clothes you can take only five or six of your possesions. WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE ? In a letter a friend explain what those items mean to you and why you choose as you did? Include your feelings about the items you had to leave behind and any anger or frustration that you felt, as well as sadness.
SHARE YOUR IDEASShare your ideas , thoughts, or feelings with a partner.
QUESTIONSRead the texts on the walls & find the answers:1- Where does the story take place?2- When does the story take place?3- Who are the main characters?4- What does “Dust Bowl” mean?5- Which prize did J. Steinbeck win for this book?
John STEINBECK He was born in Salinas, California in 1902.After graduating from highschool, Steinbeck went to Stanford University but didn’tcomplete his studies. He worked as a reporter, laborer, caretaker,ranch worker, and apprentice painter. For more information read the timeline of John Steinbeck.