Get Them Out of Their Seats
Language Arts, History
Lunch Time/After-School Drop-in, Reading/Discussion, Small Group, Club
This is a fun way for students who love Steinbeck to learn more about him and his works in a casual, drop-in weekly lunchtime (bag lunch/potluck) or after-school setting. The short stories from The Long Valley work well for the club, as each can be easily read in a week and discussed at the next club meeting. The keys here are a no pressure environment, good food, and lively and casual discussions!
Each story should be read before the next club meeting (one week or a time determined by the teacher).
Again, because this is an optional club, the only requirements are to read each story by the next club meeting. After finishing The Long Valley, teachers may wish to ask students which story was their favorite and why.
No formal assessment is required for an optional club.
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