Grapes of Wrath Supplement and Lesson: CHARACTER SKETCHES À LA STEINBECK

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The goals of this Grapes of Wrath supplement and reading-writing exercise are:

  1. to exercise and improve students’ observation skills by teaching them to observe body language, dialect and gestures without judgment;
  2. to help students recognize the role body language plays in character sketches (word portraits);
  3. to help students “read” character through habits of speech and manner of dress;
  4. to show students the use and value of non-generic, descriptive verbs in delineating character;
  5. to write word portraits (using Steinbeck’s character sketches as models) with well chosen descriptive verbs that are based on careful observations that they have made and recorded.
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This Grapes of Wrath Supplement is designed for students to use online.

NEXUS is a nonprofit. Our mission is to provide secondary schools with highly engaging literature-based interdisciplinary learning materials that inspire students to read closely, link literature, history and art to their personal lives, and explore the nexus between disciplines, while exercising cross-curriculum thinking skills.

A portion of our proceeds is donated annually to UNICEF’S Audrey Hepburn All Children in School Fund.

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