The GIFs of Wrath
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to engage with the novel through a contemporary lens
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3
Ask students to list the characters they have met so far in The Grapes of Wrath. Make a list on the board, including brief descriptions of their personalities. Ask students to shorten and refine these descriptions, until they contain few enough words to compose a tweet.
Explain that the students will be setting up social media accounts for these characters, adding to the collection as other characters are introduced. Divide the...
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