Of Mice and Men Chapter 1 Activity – George & Lennie Character Analysis

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This engaging Of Mice and Men character analysis activity focuses on the characterization of George and Lennie. This can be used for chapter 1 or as a stand alone lesson!

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Students will:

  • Learn the difference between indirect and direct characterization and identify examples in the novel.
  • Identify character traits revealed about George and Lennie and explain what they suggest about each character.
  • Analyze interactions between George and Lennie and what it suggests about their relationship.

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides

1. Seven pages of Teacher Directions

2. Info sheet

  • Defines characterization and the two types (indirect and direct).

3. Activity 1 – Character Traits Graphic Organizer

  • Graphic Organizer focusing on the characterization of George & Lennie based on physical appearance.
  • Optional poster version if you want to make it more of a group activity.

4. Activity 2 – Indirect and Direct Characterization Chart

  • Version 1 – Individual
    • Page one tasks students with finding examples of the actions, behaviors and speech of both George and Lennie and explaining what it reveals about their character.
    • Page two requires students to focus on the interactions between George and Lennie and what it reveals about their relationship with each other.
  • Version 2 – Group Assignment
    • Students are assigned either George or Lennie and have to find examples of either their actions, speech or impact on each other and what is suggests about their character.
    • Instructions for group and presentation options included!

5. Activity 3 – Character Relationships Chart

  • Students analyze the interactions between George and Lennie to see what it reveals about their relationship.

6. Assessment

  • Students use the activities to draw a final conclusion about their first impressions of George, Lennie and their relationship.
  • There are two different versions of this assessment:
    • Version 1: Students can use The SAUCY Response Method to respond to each assessment question. This is a writing strategy I created myself in response to the struggles I saw my students having when trying to write brief constructed response.
    • Version 2: Just the assessment question.

7. Two answer keys

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File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Total Pages: 78

Content Pages: 55

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