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Of mice and men2

  1. 1. Of Mice and Men: Chapter 1 <br />L.O.<br />To understand the difference between the two main characters<br />To look at how Steinbeck uses language <br />
  2. 2. AO1 Respond to texts critically and imaginatively; select and evaluate relevant textual detail to illustrate and support interpretations.<br />AO2 Explain how language, structure and form contribute to writers’ presentation of ideas, themes and settings.<br />AO4 Relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts; explain how texts have been influential and significant to self and other readers in different contexts and at different times.<br />
  3. 3. George and Lennie<br />Note down the differences between the two men.<br />EXT: How do the two men contrast?<br />
  4. 4. Lennie<br />Why do the rabbits scatter? <br />List the quotations which compare Lennie to an animal. <br />What relationship do George and Lennie have? <br />Note down all of the quotations which show that George is the leader. <br />EXT: What do Steinbeck’s first descriptions tell us about the two characters?<br />Where have the two men come from?<br />
  5. 5. Page 22-24<br />Why does George tell Lennie not to speak to the boss of the ranch they are heading towards? <br />2. How does Lennie’s sentence construction and language differ to George’s? Provide an example and explain. <br />
  6. 6. Mood through setting<br />Read extract<br />Underline any words that create a particular mood and atmosphere in the extracts. <br />Decide and note what mood is created in each extract.<br />Answer: P.E.A<br />How does Steinbeck use language to create a particular atmosphere in the opening Chapter?<br />
  7. 7. Chapter 1<br />Steinbeck uses a literary technique called Juxtaposition<br />Using two themes, characters, phrases, words, or situations together for comparison/contrast.<br />Question to Answer:<br />How does Steinbeck use Juxtaposition between nature and the men in what we have read? Use quotations to support. <br />
  8. 8. Homework: Foreshadowing<br />Foreshadowing is a technique writers use to hint a possible forthcoming trouble.<br />Where can you identify foreshadowing in chapter 1? Use quote and explain why it is foreshadowing. <br />EXT: George appears to get easily annoyed with Lennie. Do you think he is being honest when he says he’d be better off on his own? Explain.<br />
  9. 9. Plenary<br />1.How does it remind you of the context we have studied in previous lessons?<br />2. How can language be used to create particular effects? <br />

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