Day 2

The Grapes of Wrath Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Visualizing the Journey

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will be able to translate Steinbeck's descriptive prose into another medium

    Common Core Standards:



    Discuss Steinbeck's descriptive writing with the students. Steinbeck uses a great deal of physical and sensory detail; what are the results of this literary choice? Some students may be bored, but others are likely to find that they can picture the settings in the novel, that they know the Oklahoma landscape or the isolated gas station along the road. Read a few of your favorite passages aloud to enhance students' understanding of Steinbeck's use of imagery.


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