Students work in small groups to analyze and dissect a reading, then report back to the class. This activity aids students in understanding complex material.
Provide a structure that students of all abilities can utilize to build their analytical skills.
“There are five layers to this book, a reader will find as many as he can and he won’t find more than he has in himself” (Steinbeck: A Life in Letters, 178-179)
Students will examine Muley and Tom and discuss whether the novel has come full circle at this point.
Create a “message board” where students can post and comment upon important, entertaining, and interesting passages from The Grapes of Wrath.