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Of Mice and Men Teaching Resources

Resources | Published 24 August, 2010

GCSE English Teaching Resources for Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) by TES English

From TES English, free GCSE English literature teaching resources, activities and worksheets on Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Also included are a range of free interactive whiteboard resources and twenty audio files for teaching and revision of the novella. Although developed for the end of unit GCSE examination, English teachers can adapt the resources in order to meet the requirements of GCSE controlled assessment.

Of Mice and Men Teaching Resources 1 – 10

  • Steinbeck, pre-reading prediction tasks on context, book covers and character.

Of Mice and Men Teaching Resources 11 – 20

  • Context, location and setting, novel openings and dialect.

Of Mice and Men Teaching Resources 21 – 30

  • Context, character, theme, and literary style and techniques.

Of Mice and Men Teaching Resources 31 – 38

  • Context, the title, theme, plot and character.

Of Mice and Men - Audio MP3 Revision & Teaching Resources

Twenty MP3 revision files on John Stenbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Included are summaries and commentary on many aspects of the novella including: chapter, character, context, theme, and literary style and technique.

Of Mice and Men Revision MP3s - Chapter Summaries

  • Six MP3 audio files on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Chapter summaries.

Of Mice and Men Revision MP3s - Character

  • Five MP3 audio files on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Character summaries on: George, Lennie, Curley, Curley’s Wife and Crooks.

Of Mice and Men Revision MP3s - Literary Techniques & Devices

  • Three MP3 audio files on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Literary techniques and devices: animals, animal imagery & symbolism, dialect and setting.

Of Mice and Men Revision MP3s - Context & Themes

  • Six MP3 audio files on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Context and themes: : disability, dreams & the American Dream, the Great Depression, Hollywood, race and women.

Of Mice and Men - Interactive Whiteboard Teaching Resources

To use the IWB resources and tools, click the .SWF link. When prompted, select ‘Open’ or ‘Open with’. From the menu, choose your Internet browser.

Instructions for the Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard resources can be found here.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard activity spinner

  • Activity spinner and spinner editor.

Of Mice and Meninteractive whiteboard double activity spinner

  • Double spinner interactive whiteboard resource.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard farm quiz

  • Dream farm quiz and quiz editor.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard image analysis tool

  • Image analysis IWB tool created for further exploration of the text.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard quote quiz and demo

  • Quote quiz and demo.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard ranking and sorting activity

  • Ranking and sorting activity.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard spinner

  • Seventh in the range of IWB tools.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard quiz

  • Quiz for 4 teams with questions on the text.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard stop the clock quiz

  • Stop the clock quiz with three competency levels.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard text analysis tool

  • Text analysis IWB tool created for further exploration of the text.

Of Mice and Men interactive whiteboard countdown timer

  • Countdown timer for question time.

 


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  • Dear Colleagues,

    I hope that you are finding our new collection of TES English resources on Of Mice and Men both useful and inspirational.

    Re the same, and in order to help us plan future collections, we really need your feedback. So, please take a moment to rate the collection and / or individual resources within it. Also, please leave comments on how you have used (intend to use) the resources and / or how you have adapted (intend to adapt) them for use with your students and classes. At a later stage, we will issue formal surveys around these collections. In the meantime, your feedback will be extremely helpful as we will use it to inform further development and potential investment in new collections.

    Regards,

    Chantel Mathias
    TES English

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    13:52
    4 October, 2010

    TESEnglish

  • Hugely useful thank you!!

    The hierarchy card sort proved particularly inspirational for preparing for OCR controlled assessment. I was able to use it more than once - not just to decide on hierarchy order, but also on 'most disadvantaged' characters. The activity opened up debate that surpassed all expectations -thank you

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    12:24
    9 October, 2010

    suepu

  • Dear Suepu,

    Thank you for your feedback on the Of Mice and Men collection, and also for posting information on how you used resources from the pack. It is useful to me as I am currently planning future resources and collections, and also, I am sure, very helpful to other teachers, too - especially as they look for ideas to support delivery of Controlled Assessment.

    Kind regards,



    Chantel Mathias

    TES English

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    16:20
    14 October, 2010

    TESEnglish

  • Fyi, Suepu's Controlled Assessment Task:

    Explore some of the ways in which Steinbeck presents disadvantaged characters in the novel.

    (OCR English Language)

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    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    16:46
    18 October, 2010

    TESEnglish

  • Some of the activities are really good. Thank you.

    I just wanted to know the IWB sections; are they for smart boards? It's just that I use Promethean board.

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    10:09
    22 October, 2010

    begum

  • Dear Begum,

    The IWB resources created by TES English as part of these collections have not been developed with any particular brand of IWB in mind. As such, they should work with any board and / or can be projected onto a standard whiteboard.


    Regards,

    Chantel

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    14:38
    25 October, 2010

    TESEnglish

  • This is ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!!

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    11:45
    10 November, 2010

    Alkauthar

  • Thank you, Alkauthar. Much appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Chantel

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    12:58
    22 November, 2010

    TESEnglish

  • Thank you very much for these fantastic resources. Can I just ask - how do you save customised versions? When I save them, my computer does not recognise a program to open them with. If you could let me know, that would be wonderful.

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    9:12
    14 February, 2011

    kerryjb

  • Thank you for your feedback, Kerry.

    When you save question sets to your computer, they should save as simple text files. Probably in text editor?

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Chantel

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    10:22
    16 February, 2011

    TESEnglish

  • I don't teach English - (I'm an e-learning specialist & teach Computing!) but this is very useful for helping my daughter as she is studying 'Of Mice and Men' at the moment!

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    12:07
    3 July, 2011

    meganrobertson

  • Thank you soooo much fo this wonderful resource... I'm on maternity leave at the moment and am heading back in September afer having been off for what seems like eternity. I'll be returning to the new curriculum and am so grateful to all these ideas! Just a quickie... Do you have anything for the other Controlled Assessments (Shakespeare & Literary Heritage and the Spoken Language Study) as they are starting to really stress me out!!??

    Thank you so much again!

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    22:14
    1 August, 2011

    alys.ransom

  • Sorry... forgot to rate it the first time! Hope this work this time!

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    22:15
    1 August, 2011

    alys.ransom

  • Dear Megan and Alys, thank you for taking the time to rate the resources and offer feedback. 8-D

    Alys, you might find these useful:

    - http://www.tes.co.uk/spoken-language

    - http://www.tes.co.uk/gcseenglishlanguage

    - http://www.tes.co.uk/gcseenglishliterature

    Kind regards,

    Chantel
    TES English

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    10:38
    5 August, 2011

    TESEnglish

  • Thank you very much for these resources. They are are really helpful as I am currently writing a SOW for OMAM for Controlled assessment, and the examination for the English Literature. Another new spec is time consuming and these have really, really helped me. As I actually teach some of them this term, I will come back and add my comments too, if that's ok.

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    13:55
    3 September, 2011

    Minervaminx

  • please help!! can mice and men be a modern prose for the lit exam???

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    23:04
    30 December, 2011

    ginn

  • HI

    Thank you so much for the well planned documents on this site. Very, very useful indeed, although would take a year's study to use all of them. Thank you!

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    10:17
    13 October, 2012

    freoval

  • I am using the resource in my Gr 11 class. I particularly like how it is self explanitory. I have a student on extended illness leave and she can do the work by herself. My more able students are running with the resource and I have time to help the less studious. Love the differerention but also the higher concept skill development are alive and well.

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    17:54
    25 November, 2012

    mwelke

  • This is a fantastic set of resources that will really help me in developing a new scheme of learning for Of Mice and Men at KS3. Very creative and a whole range of learning experiences to explore further. Thank you. Well done.

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    14:55
    12 March, 2013

    Stuart Kingston

  • Much easier to find exactly what you are looking for. Reliable as always and the variety is fantastic for retaining interest.
    Excellent

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    5:59
    13 April, 2013

    charmouth

  • Amazing resources! The worksheets are fabulous for revision purposes as well. Many, many thanks!

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    21:48
    22 April, 2013

    strevef

  • Wonderful resource.

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    10:37
    8 May, 2014

    tharasparks

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