The Grapes of Wrath Curated Lesson Plans
Looking for a specific type of lesson? Explore these curated lists which draw together lesson plans of similar themes, methodologies, and/or chapters of the novel. Remember to examine the context links in the left hand panel of each lesson plan for further resources.
This collection is for the teacher who needs a few introductory set pieces to start off a unit on The Grapes of Wrath. Introduce students to John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, the Great Depression, and more.
A collection of lessons and activities to build language, comprehension, and writing skills.
Setting is important in any Steinbeck novel, and Of Mice and Men is no exception. These lessons and activities take students deeper into the historical themes central to the novel.
This collection includes activities and lessons at a variety of levels to help students to understand the characters and their motivations more deeply.
Dive deeper into the text with organizational activities, in-depth close reading, and detailed class discussions on the the major themes in The Grapes of Wrath.
Get creative with these activities. Students bring the novel to life with their own creative adaptations of scenes and characters.
Creative chaos. These activities get students out of their seats and engaged in discussion, adaptations of the text, and exploring the world around themselves.
Although she seems on the periphery for much of the novel, by the time students finish reading The Grapes of Wrath its clear who holds the family, and the novel, together.