New edition of the popular study guide now provides sequenced activities for before, during and after reading; questions and sample essays to help students write about the novel in the exams or for coursework; a resource bank of background material to the novel. Contents of the study guide * A close reading of the opening. * Exploring characters and contexts. * A time chart. * Focus on key characters. * Focus on key episodes. * Getting a sense of the whole novel. * The title, including work on Burns' poem. * Why George and Lennie stay together - a drama activity. * Of Mice and Men and the American Dream. * Readers' responses to the novel. * How the story is constructed. * Steinbeck's style and language. * The novel and film adaptations. * Writing about Of Mice and Men in an exam. * Original writing based on Of Mice and Men.
Publisher: English & Media Centre