Day 3

The Grapes of Wrath Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Podcasting, Day 1

    Kind of Activity:

    Collaborative Writing


    Students will be able to illuminate the novel's characters and themes using an unusual contemporary form

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.5


    Discuss with students Steinbeck's back-and-forth pattern in the novel, moving between the "generalized" view of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression and the intimate view of the Joad family.

    Split students into small groups (two or three members) and introduce the concept of newscasting and podcasting....

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