Day 1

The Grapes of Wrath Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    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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