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Starter Complete the following sentences Lennie is…… George is…… Curley is……… Candy is… Crooks is…. Good- Use an adjective such as lonely. Even better- EXPLAIN your ideas.
Learning Objective: To consider the key qualities of key characters. To explore the characters of Lennie and George: What are they like and how do I know that? To develop skills in Close textual analysis.
In teams come up with as many words as possible to describe the character. You have one minute before we swap and someone else has a go. Extra Thinking; If you have an idea about WHAT a character is like, use “BECAUSE” to explain why. Swap Shop Time
Lifesize Lennie and George Draw around a person MUST: Annotate the outline with Key events that happen to the character (at least four) Key words to describe the character (at least five) Extra Thinking Key quotations. (as many as possible- use the sheet to help you) For each of your key quotations, in a different colour pen, write down what it shows you about the character.
In the exam you will get 3 questions on Of Mice and Men. One of the questions is on character and looks like this: What does this extract tell you about _______? Or What can you tell about the character of __________ from this extract? How would you go about answering this question?
What does this extract tell you about George? He ain't no cuckoo," said George. "He's dumb as hell, but he ain't crazy. An' I ain't so bright neither, or I wouldn't be buckin' barley for my fifty and found. If I was bright, if I was even a little bit smart, I'd have my own little place, an' I'd be bringin' in my own crops, 'stead of doin' all the work and not getting what comes up outa the ground." George fell silent. He wanted to talk. Slim neither encouraged nor discouraged him. He just sat back quiet and receptive. "It ain't so funny, him an' me goin' aroun' together," George said at last. "Him and me was both born in Auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara. She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just came along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while." "Umm," said Slim. George looked over at Slim and saw the calm godlike eyes fastened on him. "Funny," said George. "I used to have a hell of a lot of fun with 'im. Used to play jokes on 'im 'cause he was too dumb to take care of 'imself. But he was too dumb even to know he had a joke played on him. I had fun. Made me seem god-damn smart alongside of him. Why he'd do any damn thing I tol' him.
PEE Time One thing this extract shows me about George is...... The quotation that shows this is.... The shows George is........ Checking time Highlight your quote in one colour Highlight a word you have used to describe George Highlight the phrase that starts “because”
Complete the homework question on Lennie What do you learn about Lennie from the extract? Write 3 PEE paragraphs using the bullet points