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Of mice and men: Overview

Year 10 English : Language [VCELA] Literature [VCELT] Literacy [VCELY]

Source: Black, S. (2019). Image coutesy of Freepik. 

Level 1 resource"The tragic story... is about the complex bond between two migrant laborers.... The plot centres on George Milton and Lennie Small, itinerant ranch hands who dream of one day owning a small farm. George acts as a father figure to the large and mentally challenged Lennie, calming him and helping to rein in his immense physical strength." (Britannica, n.d.)

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that literature represents the lived experiences of people over space and time.

Essential Questions
  • What is Literature?
  • How can stories and poems help us to understand ourselves and others better?

Of mice and men | LitChart Study Guide

Of mice and men | Context, Characters, & Steinbeck's writing

Level 2 resource

Of Mice and men | Literary Criticism

Level 3 resourceTo view the eBooks off campus follow the link. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password. Hover over the info icon to view publisher access rights.

Of mice and men | Definitions

Definitions to help you understand the text. Level 1 resource

Curriculum Alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Australian and / or Victorian curriculum outcomes.

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