Objective: I can analyze multiple interpretations of Of Mice and Men evaluating how each version interprets the text through viewing and reading through the lenses of New Historicism or Formalism (RL7). Agenda:
Entry Task: Pick up your returned work from the New Historicism practice we have done. Review any comments/feedback and make sure you have today's "movie ticket."
Go over the directions for the movie ticket, understanding the purpose is to practice both lenses together and start to understand the content and characters of our novel through previewing part of the film.
Watch the first 30 min. of Of Mice and Men, answering the questions on your handout as you watch. Please do not interrupt each other's viewing to glean answers; there will be time at the end of the period to discuss, but not enough time to answer all of the questions--do those you can on your own.
After viewing, share your answers with a neighbor. Discuss any questions you did not answer, do not merely copy.
Exit Task: On the back of your handout, explain which lens you would prefer to read the novel through and why. This should be a thorough, thoughtful paragraph that shows you truly understand the lens and its purpose.