Term 5: Of Mice and Men (Group 2)

£49.00

  • Term Five – 6 tutorials
  • Upper KS3 Reading
  • Group 2: Wednesdays
  • 13:00-13:50 UK time

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Reading Course Term 5: Of Mice and Men

Continuing our study of great literature, we now explore Steinbeck’s masterpiece Of Mice and Men. Beginning by learning about historical context, we see how Steinbeck creates a microcosm of life in 1930s USA. We explore how Steinbeck presents racism, misogyny, loneliness and disability (amongst other themes) in this very short, but powerful novella. We discuss how the views of characters in a novel do not necessarily represent the views of the writer, and how stories can actually show us truths about the real world despite being fictional.

Students will need to read the majority of the novella outside of tutorials, but we will do some reading together. The tutorials will focus on group discussion and individual work. Students receive live feedback on their work during tutorials.

  • Tutorials – The tutorials are a blend of the tutor reading aloud, discussions about the novel and written work
  • Reading requirements – Students will need to read the majority of the novella outside of tutorials, but we will do some reading together.
  • Feedback and support – Students will receive live feedback on written work during tutorials using Google Classrooms. It is useful to have a Google account that they can use for this purpose
  • Homework – Optional homework opportunities provided.