Of Mice and Men Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

This video study guide for Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck consists of 14 chapter summary and analysis plus an additional analysis of the context, characters, symbols, and more. These short videos, all 3-4 minutes long, will help students use the text to support their analysis of the book.  Additionally, these videos will help students determine the theme and central idea of the book by analyzing its development throughout the text.  These videos will help students analyze how the complex characters develop during the story including how they interact with other characters and advance the plot and theme.  The videos also provide insight into the authors’ choices regarding the structure of the text.  Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 

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Of Mice and Men Video Study Guide
Of Mice and Men Video Study Guide

Common Core State Standards Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


  • Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.


  • Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.