‘Of Mice and Men’ Revision: Quotation Hunt

As I’ve said in previous posts, students waste a fair amount of time, in the exam, searching through the book for a quotation to use in their essay (the evils of open-book examinations). The quicker students can navigate their way around the text the better and the following activitiy can serve as a quick, competitive starter to help achieve this.

How you want to arrange this is up to you – students in pairs, in teams or a few standing up with the winner staying on but the ‘Quotation Hunt’ is simple: you shout out an event from the book or a key quotation and the first person to find the page it’s on wins e.g. the first person to find the page where Curley’s Wife tells Lennie about her dreams.

Hopefully this will build up students’ confidence with navigating their way around the text and reinforce the idea that the better they know the text the easier it will be to find useful  quotations in the exam.

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