Ray Moore’s Study Guides aim to provide insights into important, demanding texts.
"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck: A Study Guide is ideal for both the individual reader and for reading groups/classes.
This comprehensive study guide aims to support reflective reading, not to replace it.
Detailed, original introduction to the book for readers including: an annotated list of characters, genre, themes, symbolism, etc.;
Each chapter is accompanied by a detailed commentary and (as appropriate) notes on historical references, and by guiding questions. The questions encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text.
NOTE: No answers are given. The questions are designed to stimulate thought, discussion and interpretation, and can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, reading discussion groups etc.;
Ideas for groupings for classroom discussion, feedback, and presentation;
Definitions of key literary terms;
Post-reading discussion topics and activities;
One map and two graphic organizers for student notes. (Again NO completed graphics are included, nor are they needed. The graphics allow the reader to make their own notes and therefore develop their own ideas and interpretations of the text)