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Bellwork #1:
SW Gallery walk to take notes on OMAM and discuss their
findings.
SW view The Pursuit of Happiness apply his experience to
the American Dream.
• Write Gallery Walk for your bellwork, then
take these notes under your unit notes.
Bellwork #2:
SW respond to an anticipatory set of questions for OMAM
and discuss.
SW critically read, interpret, and analyze Chapter 1 of OMAM
with 3 column notes.
• Write Anticipatory set- Respond to the
handout given to you.
Bellwork #3:
SW recap/review chpt. 1 of OMAM.
SW critically read, interpret, and analyze chpt. 2 of OMAM
and create 3 column notes with this chapter.
• Create a double-bubble based upon George
and Lennie. What are their similarities and
differences. Find 5 similarities and 5
Differences on each side. Don’t forget your
FOR and question.
Bellwork #4:
SW close and critically read an excerpt and apply the 4
square to it.
• Write down 4 square set up under Bellwork:
First side: What does it say?
How does it say it?
Second side: What does it mean?
So..What does it mean to me?
Bellwork #5:
SW SSR for 10 mins. And respond to their reading with a
sentence stem.
SW read, interpret, and analyze an AOW by T2T and
connecting to OMAM.
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Define Chris Gardner’s American Dream.
List 5 obstacles he has faced and overcame them.
What did he do to overcome them?
Do you think he will succeed? Why?
What characteristic does he have that you think is
beneficial to him?
Bellwork #6:
SW divide into Lit. circles, while we read Chapt. 2 of
OMAM they will be responsible for a specific task.
SW share their finding with the group.
• What evidence has been brought up so far in
the novel that shows you that something is
different with Lennie? Explain.
Bellwork #7:
SW work in Lit. circles on a specific task that their
group will continue to research throughout the novel.
SW be given some resources and be able to research,
as well.
• What is Lennie excited about at the end of
Chapter 2? Who is Curly? What is your first
impression of him? Explain.
Bellwork #8:
SW read and interpret meaning behind Chpt. 3 in
OMAM.
SW respond to a specific task in their lit. groups
concerning chpt. 3.
• Why do you think relationships are so hard to
form on the ranch? Explain in detail in terms
of Curley’s wife, Slim, Curley, the old swamper,
and the stable buck.
Bellwork #9:
SW focus on their Lit. groups and the roles they are
tracking up to this point in the novel.
SW share out their findings with the class at the end
of the hour.
• Which character do you think is having the
hardest time forming relationships? Explain.
Bellwork #10:
SW SSR based upon a novel of their choice.
SW apply their knowledge to a quiz based upon
Chapters 1-4.
SW read an AoW, T2T and apply SOAPSTone.
• Take 10 minutes to read a novel of your choice
for SSR. Then, complete one of the following:
• While I was reading I felt…..
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I was surprised by…..
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Because of _____ I assumed….
•
I wonder if …..
Bellwork #11:
SW work in their lit. groups to compile their
information based upon what their groups have come
up with so far and apply it to a chart paper Thinking
map.
Read and write the following quotes down. Explain who said
them, to whom, and what your interpretation is of them.
1.“Come on, ya big bastard. Get on your feet. No big son-of-abitch is gonna laugh at me. I’ll show ya you’s yella.”
2.“You know how the hands are, they just come in and gt their
bunk and work a month, and then they quit and go out alone.
Never seems to give a damn about nobody. It jus’ seems kinda
funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’
together.”
Bellwork #12:
SW read, interpret, and apply lit group roles to Chap.
4 of OMAM.
SW discuss concepts seen within this chapter as a lit
group and a class.
• How has George’s social life improved since he
came to the ranch? How has Lennie limited
him from forming relationships in the past?
Explain.
Bellwork #13:
SW work in their lit. groups to add information to
their chart thinking maps.
• Create a tree map based upon Crooks:
• List his role on the farm, possessions,
relationships with others, and feelings about
the American Dream.
Bellwork #14:
SW read, interpret, and apply lit. group roles to Chapt.
5 of OMAM.
SW discuss as a group and as a class their findings.
• In what ways is Crooks’s conflict similar to the
other characters in the novel? Explain.
Bellwork #15:
SW SSR to a novel of their choice.
SW present their lit group findings to the class as a
whole.
• Take 10 minutes to read a novel of your choice
for SSR. Then, complete one of the following:
• While I was reading I felt…..
•
I was surprised by…..
•
Because of _____ I assumed….
•
I wonder if …..
Bellwork #16:
SW read and interpret Chpt. 6 of OMAM.
SW apply their lit. roles to this chapter and share out
with the class their findings.
• Why does George leave and then return to the
scene of the crime with the others? Who does
Carlson think has stolen his Luger pistol?
Bellwork #17:
SW view OMAM and look for aspects of the American
Dream.
SW apply aspects of the American Dream to a viewing
guide.
• Who is really to blame for what happened to
Curley’s wife? Explain
Bellwork #18:
SW view OMAM and look for aspects of the American
Dream.
SW apply aspects of the American Dream to a viewing
guide.
• George does the right thing. Support or refute
this statement. How is the ending bitter sweet
(good and bad)? Explain.
Bellwork #19:
SW complete work on their projects for presentation
tomorrow.
SW read, T2T, and apply the 4 square to on an AoW .
• If you could change the ending of the novel,
how would you change it? Why? IF you
wouldn’t change it, why not? Why is the novel
called: Of Mice and Men?
Bellwork #20:
SW SSR to a novel of their choice.
SW present their lit group findings to the class as a
whole.
• Take 10 minutes to read a novel of your choice
for SSR. Then, complete one of the following:
• While I was reading I felt…..
•
I was surprised by…..
•
Because of _____ I assumed….
•
I wonder if …..
Bellwork #21:
SW discuss proper set up of an introduction paragraph of an
essay and critique samples.
SW apply the guidelines and create their own intro.
SW share what they created with another classmate and get
feedback.
When responding to a prompt, 3 things need to be present in
your introduction:
1)Hook (Catchy Phrase or Situational)
Quotes from important people (cited)
Statistics from a source (cited)
Creative catchy phrases ( don’t use clichés!)
No questions or broad statements.
2)Claim: Essay Topic + Opinion + Three Reasons(If you have 3
prongs)
3)Definition of Prompt: Some people say…other people say
Your Topic: How is the American Dream seen through the eyes
of three different characters? The power even when it’s
fruitless and the influences of living off the “fatta” of the land.
Of Mice and Men is a novel about the American
Dream. The American Dream is shown through many of
the characters views and actions throughout the novel.
I am going to tell you how it is seen through three
characters views and actions. The failure of the
American Dream can be seen through George’s,
Crook’s, and Curley’s wife’s views and actions.
"I remember when I was a little kid on my old man's
chicken ranch. Had two brothers. They was always near me,
always there. Used to sleep right in the same room, right in the
same bed—all three. Had a strawberry patch. Had an
alfalfa patch. Used to turn the chickens out in the alfalfa on a
sunny morning” (36). George’s American Dream can be seen as
simplistic and realistic, yet it still fails. The American Dream can
be painted as the ideal house with the white picket fence, 2.5
kids, a dog, husband/wife, and the perfect life. It is unrealistic for
people to believe they can obtain the perfect life, yet they still
strive for it. This can be seen with many of the characters within
Of Mice and Men. The failure of the American Dream can been
seen through the views and actions of Lennie, Crooks, and
Curley.
Bellwork #22:
SW finish working on their intro paragraphs and begin writing
their body paragraphs.
SW discuss what format body paragraphs should follow and
rules to remember.
Body paragraphs:
• Body paragraphs should follow the claim statement’s order.
• For Example: The failure of the American Dream c be seen
through the views and actions of George, Crooks, and
Curley’s wife.
• Then:
Body 1: George’s American Dream
Body 2:Crook’s American Dream
Body 3: Curley’s American Dream
• Also remember to use topic sentences: The failure of
George’s American Dream can be seen through his views and
actions. And Transition sentences: This failure can also be
seen in Crooks’ life.
Bellwork #23:
SW continue working on their body paragraphs and
then begin writing their conclusion.
SW discuss proper set up of the conclusion and
transition words.
Conclusions:
Transition words:
• Essentially
• Ultimately
• In essence
Remember:
• Restate the claim
• Final thoughts (3-5 sentences).
Bellwork #24:
SW peer edit their papers with another student.
SW write their final draft of their paper.
• Use this time to have another student peer
edit your paper and fill out the peer editing
sheet I gave to you.
Bellwork #25:
SW gallery walk to review for the unit exam tomorrow
and discuss their findings.
SW read and excerpt for the Cera and apply their
knowledge to a set of questions.
SW Work in groups to review for their unit test.
• Write Gallery walk for your bellwork. Take
notes based upon the poster presentations
around the room.
SW apply their knowledge to a unit exam on OMAM.
• No Bellwork- Use this time to look over your
study guide before you turn it in.
Bellwork #26:
SW read and excerpt and apply the close and critical
strategy in creating a 4 square.
Write 4 square set up for your Bellwork. Take
out a lined piece of paper and fold it
hamburger style.
Label it:
First side: What does it say?
How does it say it?
Second side: What does it mean?
So..What does it mean to me?
Bellwork #27:
SW view The Green Mile and compare/contrast it to
OMAM.
SW fill out a viewing guide in response to the movie.
• Create a double-bubble based upon John
Coffey and Lennie Smalls. Create 5 similarities
and 5 differences on each side. Don’t forget a
FOR and a question.
Bellwork #28:
SW view The Green Mile and compare/contrast it to
OMAM.
SW fill out a viewing guide in response to the movie.
• What is the main difference between John
Coffey and Lennie Smalls? How does that
affect the position that Paul Hedgecomb is
placed in at the end of the story as opposed to
George in OMAM?

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