Of Mice and Men – Who is being described here? 1


This is a great exercise that can be used after each chapter or as a revision exercise or to prompt essay answers. It ensures that you know what level the learners have reached bit also gives them scaffoldings that helps them sort out what is relevant in each section.

Identify the character, and find the page where the description is and add it. (This helps the student to get back there without too much difficulty when revising).  And finally add any notes. (I added this so that they can write the things they want to remember to help them when in the revision process)

‘(He) was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose.’

Character:

Page No.:

Notes:

‘A huge man, shapeless of face, with large pale eyes, with wide sloping shoulders. and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. His arms … hung loosely …’

Character:

Page No.:

Notes:

‘A tall, stoop-shouldered old man … he pointed with his right arm, and out of the sleeve came a round, stick-like wrist, but no hand.’

Character:

Page No.:

Notes:

‘A little stocky man … his thumbs were stuck in his belt, on each side of a square steel buckle. On his head was a soiled brown Stetson hat, and he wore high-heeled boots with spurs to prove he was not a labouring man.’

Character:

Page No.:

Notes:

‘A thin young man with a brown face, with brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair …. His glance was at once calculating and pugnacious.’

Character:

Page No.:

Notes:

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