John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men
9th Grade Summer Reading

Before returning to school, you will need to read Of Mice and Men. The following questions will guide your reading and prepare you for the quiz, discussions and related assignments. You may use this packet for the quiz. A TYPED PAPER COPY of this packet must be turned in to your teacher on the first day of school.
Before Reading
Section 1: Background research Use the internet to find information about the author and about the setting for the novel and the context in which he wrote it. Make sure to put quotation marks around direct quotations and to cite your sources!
About the life and work of John Steinbeck
He was born in 1902 and died in 1966. He won the Nobel Prize in literature and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. His most famous works are of mice and men, the grapes of wrath and East of Eden. Many of his works explored the lives of working class Americans in California where he was born and raised. Steinbeck also worked as a war correspondent during WW2 in Europe.

About California migrant workers during the Great Depression
The large majority of Californian migrant workers came from the plains states as a result of a wide spread drought in that part of the country. As these new workers made their way to California they learned that all the farming jobs were over crowded as they were filled with other workers that were pushed out by the dust bowl.-

As you read
Section 2: Response journal What’s your…

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