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All about John Steinbeck : height, biography, quotes

All about John Steinbeck : height, biography, quotes | Shakespeare | Scoop.it

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John Steinbeck’s height is 6ft (1.83 m)

 

 

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories.

 

 

Best Known For Movie: The Grapes of Wrath Born: February 27, 1902, Salinas, California, United States Filmography: The Grapes of Wrath: We Shall Overcome (2015), The Pearl (2001), Of Mice and Men (1992), American Playhouse (1991), The Winter of Our Discontent (1983), Cannery Row (1982), Of Mice and Men (1981), East of Eden (1981), Hiiriä ja ihmisiä (1977), Möss och människor (1977), Anthropoi kai pontikia (1977), Of Mice and Men (1975), The Red Pony (1973), Topoli (1972), Des souris et des hommes (1971), The Harness (1971), Von Mäusen und Menschen (1968), Of Mice and Men (1968), TV de Vanguarda (), Helmi (1962), A World for You and Me (1962), The Robert Herridge Theater (1960), Play of the Week (1959), Matinee Theatre (1957), The Wayward Bus (1957), Livsflammen (1957), Grande Teatro Tupi (1957), Studio One in Hollywood (1956), East of Eden (1955), Lux Video Theatre (1954), Light’s Diamond Jubilee (1954), Omnibus (1954), Curtain Call (1952), Viva Zapata! (1952), Nash Airflyte Theatre (1950), The Red Pony (1949), La perla (1947), A Medal for Benny (1945), Lifeboat (1944), The Moon Is Down (1943), Tortilla Flat (1942), The Forgotten Village (1941), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Of Mice and Men (1939), Full House (1952), Der Rattenkönig (2002), World in Action (1968), ABC Close-Up! (1961), The Grapes of Wrath: We Shall Overcome (2015), East of Eden: Art in Search of Life (2005), Biography (1999). Astrological Sign: Pisces Died: December 20, 1968, New York City, New York, United States Children: Thomas Steinbeck, John Steinbeck IV Movies: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Award for Fiction

 

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Who, what, why: Why do children study Of Mice and Men?

Who, what, why: Why do children study Of Mice and Men? | Shakespeare | Scoop.it
Education Secretary Michael Gove has called for children to read more books, again noting that John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men dominates in many schools. Why should one American book be chosen by so many English teachers?

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John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 4/4)

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An analysis of why John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' struck a chord in 1920s American society and its continuing resonance.

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John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' - Historical Context (pt 4/4)

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An analysis of why John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' struck a chord in 1920s American society and its continuing resonance.

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Studying Steinbeck, New Jersey Students Find Common Ground

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When an eighth-grade class at Roosevelt Intermediate School tackled Chapter 4 of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” one morning last week, the conversation focused on the loneliness of a minor white character known as Curley’s wife.

 

The next day at the same time, five miles away at the Cedarbrook K-8 Center in Plainfield, another eighth-grade class opened to the same chapter of the same book but paid scant attention to Curley’s wife, spending most of an hour on the sole black character, Crooks.

 

Similar discussions of the classic 75-year-old novel, about two migrant workers desperately seeking their own land, unfold in thousands of classrooms around the country. But these two sets of students are engaged in an unusual literary experiment, studying the book in a collaboration intended to provide lessons between the lines of Steinbeck’s prose.


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Writing To Think: When a Student Can't Write It, Can She Think It?

Writing To Think: When a Student Can't Write It, Can She Think It? | Shakespeare | Scoop.it

In 2008, Fran Simmons, an English teacher at NewDorpHigh School in New York—at that time one of the lowest-performing secondary institutions in the nation— devised a simple test for her students in an effort to keep district officials from pulling the plug. First, she asked her freshman class to read Of Mice and Men. Then, using information from the novel, she asked them to answer the following prompt in a single sentence:

“Although George …”

She was looking for a sentence like: Although George worked very hard, he could not attain the American Dream.

What Simmons received was alarming in the truest sense of the word. Some students wrote passable sentences, but many could not manage to finish the line. More than a few wrote the following:

“Although George and Lenny were friends.”


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This in-depth post explores the issue of language impacts our ability to think. After an introduction the post is split into three sections.

The first section explores "the psycholingusitic case for writing education." It is noted that the Common Core states that students in grades 6-12 "should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources.” 
And following this raised a different question:
"If a student can’t write it, however, why should we assume that she can think it?"

What follows is a look at language, where we see that the language we learn impacts us in many ways, that some cultures have many words for a word like snow while others do not, that cultures whom have language that have "gendered objects" impacts how people view the objects. 

The second section explores "Can you teach better math and science be teaching writing?" Information is provided about New Dorp High School (in New York). The school implemented a program that included "writing-to-learn" across the curriculum (except for math) and discovered that major gains in writing were apparent by the second year. 

The third section "highlights ten features of writing education that can be used to enhance student learning across all subject areas, ultimately resulting in higher academic performance."

The first two suggestions are below (all are quoted from the post).

1. Vocabulary Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that the concept of a word may change depending on the context in which it is used.
2. Syntax Across The Disciplines: Emphasize that every math problem and essay prompt has a hierarchical structure. 
Click through to the post to learn more about these two features of writing and about eight additional features.

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:23 PM

This article gives compelling evidence that the ability to write effectively is closely linked to the ability to think coherently. The author writes, "Students’ inability to write was contributing to their inability to think, severely impeding intellectual growth across many subjects."



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Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading

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T0 those following my Reading About Reading Scoops...

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Please follow "Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading" which will include all sites originally published here.


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Business Lessons From Romeo and Juliet

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What I learnt one rainy Sunday afternoon as a teenager when my father - an English teacher himself - helped me with my Romeo and Juliet essay, resulted in my first A+ in English, and developed a (Business Lessons From Romeo & Juliet
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Classic Valentine's DYAC: Romeo and Juliet » Damn You Auto ...

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funny auto-correct texts - Classic Valentine's DYAC: Romeo and Juliet. Share More. 
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A Valentine's Day sentiment - Chicago Tribune

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A Valentine's Day sentiment Chicago Tribune But I held her hands while telling her the story from my English class, of Paris and Helen in ancient Greece, and their love that was forbidden by their warring countrymen, in a similar way that she and I...
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Wordless Wednesday: Romeo and Juliet on ice | The Daily Waffle

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Breakfast Blogging: Opinion(ated) Scribbling for No Apparent Reason (by Mary Contrary)
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My Views on Romeo and Juliet - 1001 Essays

So was the story of Romeo and Juliet the greatest love story of all time or was it just a lesson on the stupidity on violence and that nothing good comes out of it. It is a love story because Romeo and Juliet got married because ...
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Five useful IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 sentences

Five sentences for reporting information in IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 If, like many IELTS candidates, you find it difficult to report information from a graph, chart or table, then you may find the following IELTS Academic Writing Task 1...

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Censorship and Banning Books

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This article focuses on a major element in Fahrenheit 451, banning books and censorship. Some of the books that have been debated about being banned include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Go Ask Alice by an anonymous writer, the Goosebumps series by R.L Stine, and many others. Many of the books are banned due to terrible reasons, such as that the book may be too scary for children or there is a brief violent scene. Others believe that if these books are taken away, people will not have the desire to read anymore. In addition, they are worried that the book banners will not know when to stop. Questions such as, “Will they strip the shelves of mythology because of its indication of magic?” or “Will they remove Macbeth because of the murders and witches?” have already arisen. Not knowing when to stop will cause the future to be taken over by non-educational things, which can be seen in the society in Fahrenheit 451. The society in the novel looses
interest in books, thus ultimately making it a crime to read books. Due to that circumstance, technology takes over. The citizens are more interested in the parlors,
than then are in books. On top of the competing forms of entertainment today, such as video games and internet, the banning of the books is also contributing to our future that will turn out similarly to Bradbury’s prediction of the future.


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OF MICE AND MEN - The Student Survival Guide

If you're here, chances are you are reading and studying John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men. You might also be struggling a bit to understand some of the vocabulary, allusions, and idioms you find there. Hopefully, this web site can help!

This web site is designed to be an annotative guide to the novel (annotations are notes that explain things). As you travel through the site, you'll find hundreds of definitions to help you get more out of your reading. There are also numerous pictures and web links to further enhance your study. Explore, learn, and have fun!


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Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Study Guide, Lesson Plan & more - eNotes.com

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Go deep into John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men eNotes study guide with book summary, notes, essays and analysis from educators and fellow students.

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Cedrick Swift's curator insight, December 17, 2012 9:09 PM

This is a short piece of the book Of Mice And Men written by John Stieinbeck

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National Steinbeck Center

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The National Steinbeck Center is located in John Steinbeck’s hometown of Salinas, Calif., a scenic 17-mile drive from Monterey in the heart of Steinbeck Country. The Center offers three distinct visitor experiences in literature and history, agriculture and art, as well special events and educational programs.

 

In the John Steinbeck Exhibition Hall, literature jumps off the printed page and into your imagination. Discover Steinbeck’s world through interactive, multi-sensory exhibits for all ages, rare artifacts and seven themed theaters showcasing East of Eden, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and much more.


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How do all the literary words connect to the themes of the Novel Of mice and men? | ask.fm/momomorgan

How do all the literary words connect to the themes of the Novel Of mice and men? | ask.fm/momomorgan | Shakespeare | Scoop.it
You think I've done summer reading haha Cheat off someone else I didn't even know there were literary words

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I can't help but wonder whether this person's sense of amusement will be discovered or even suspected. 

 

I also wonder if this student is in an advanced placement or honors course of some kind. In my school, summer reading was always an assignment given to kids who made it to one of the higher level courses during registration the previous year.

 

But, for what it's worth, I think the problem here is not with the concept of summer reading or the reality of technology.

 

So what else might explain this complete misfocusing of the student's or should I say students' attitude towards school work?

 

 

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Near death, explained

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New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences -- with shocking results.

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Night by Elie Wiesel UPDATED!

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NIGHT by Elie Wiesel just added to list of refreshed Lit Trips in preparation for the launch of our updated website.


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23 October 2014

 

Night by Elie Wiesel added to list of refreshed Lit Trips in preparation for the launch of our updated website.

 

Google Lit Trips fans using any of the following Lit Trip titles can upgrade now. All previous versions will become obsolete once the new Google Lit Trips website is launched sometime in the next few months.

 

Night v6 by Elie Wiesel

The Slave Dancer v5 by Paula Fox

The Kite Runner v6 by Khaled Hosseini

The Grapes of Wrath v7 by John Steinbeck

Flotsam v3 by David Wiesner

Sam Patch Daredevil Jumper v4 by Julie Cummins

Going Home v3 by Margaret Wild

A Walk in London v4 by Salvatore Rubbino

A Family Apart v5 by Joan Lowery Nixon

Abuela v3 by Arthur Dorros

Big Anthony: His Story v4 by Tomie DePaola

Make Way for Ducklings v4 by Robert McCloskey

Number the Stars v4 by Lois Lowry

By the Great Hornspoon v4 by Sid Fleishman

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Romeo And Juliet Movie CLIP - Capulets vs. Montagues (2013) - Damian Lewis Movie HD

Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Romeo And Juliet Movie CL...
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Events and festivals in Ventura County: Romeo and Juliet - Ventura County Star

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Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad played the title roles last year in a Broadway revival of “Romeo & Juliet.” A performance taped Nov.
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Meet Team USA: Maia and Alex Shibutani - TIME (blog)

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An early favorite was Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet score; tiny six-year-old Maia would think nothing of skating for 20 minutes straight to the soaring music, making everything up as she went.
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Political lessons from the Bard - Burlington Times News

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RALEIGH — “I am hurt,” says the dying Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet after trying to stand up for his friend Romeo and getting stabbed for it.
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Resources for the Shakespeare plays YOU are teaching | Folger ...

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Top of the list (as of this writing): Romeo and Juliet, with more than 25 percent of the vote. Macbeth took ... Romeo and Juliet – In December, Folger Education recorded an hour-long master class for teaching Romeo and Juliet.
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