Ch 12: Teaching The Grapes of Wrath

About This Chapter

Use these convenient lesson plans and supplemental classroom resources to enhance your ''Grapes of Wrath'' curriculum. These easy-to-access resources ensure you cover the most important aspects of the novel and help your students think critically about its themes, characters and literary elements.

Teaching The Grapes of Wrath - Chapter Summary

This collection of useful teacher resources is designed to help you plan a comprehensive unit on The Grapes of Wrath. Inside the chapter, you'll find suggested lesson plans, class activities, project ideas, essay prompts and more. You can use any computer or mobile device to access these materials, which makes planning lessons easy and convenient.

How It Helps

  • Helps plan lessons: The included unit and lesson plans help you quickly design and implement a fully-dimensional curriculum for the novel.
  • Engages students: Fun classroom activities help students solidify their understanding of The Grapes of Wrath.
  • Boosts student critical thinking skills: The suggested discussion questions, essay topics and project ideas encourage students to think critically about the novel.

Skills Covered

By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Plan a comprehensive unit on The Grapes of Wrath
  • Supplement your unit with class discussion questions, essay topics and projects
  • Engage your students with The Grapes of Wrath class activities
  • Recommend books that are similar to The Grapes of Wrath

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Teaching The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath Unit Plan

1. The Grapes of Wrath Unit Plan

Teaching Steinbeck's ~'The Grapes of Wrath~' can be exciting, but also daunting. This lesson offers a sample unit plan to help you make the most out of the book with your literature students.

The Grapes of Wrath Lesson Plan

2. The Grapes of Wrath Lesson Plan

The novel 'The Grapes of Wrath' is a sprawling book that contains a lot of ideas. This lesson plan will help you teach symbols, characters, and themes for the novel, as well as information about the book's author, John Steinbeck.

The Grapes of Wrath Discussion Questions

3. The Grapes of Wrath Discussion Questions

This lesson provides discussion questions that can be used to help your students analyze the trials and issues portrayed in ''The Grapes of Wrath''. It also includes a few questions to help you gauge your students' opinions of this story.

The Grapes of Wrath Essay Topics & Questions

4. The Grapes of Wrath Essay Topics & Questions

''The Grapes of Wrath'' by John Steinbeck is one of the most important books written about the Great Depression. This lesson provides a variety of different essay questions to help students analyze the story and understand its gravity.

The Grapes of Wrath Activities

5. The Grapes of Wrath Activities

'The Grapes of Wrath' is a serious story that may be difficult for some students. In this lesson, you'll find activities to break up this book's intensity and make it easier to analyze.

The Grapes of Wrath Project Ideas

6. The Grapes of Wrath Project Ideas

This lesson provides a variety of group and individual project ideas to help students get more involved with 'The Grapes of Wrath' and its important message.

Books Like The Grapes of Wrath

7. Books Like The Grapes of Wrath

''The Grapes of Wrath'' is a story about the Great Depression and its effect on a family, who is forced to move from Oklahoma to California to find work. This lesson provides a list of books that are similar.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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