Informational texts and literature to accompany John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath chronicles the lives of the Joad family, a poor family of migrants moving from Oklahoma to California to escape the Dust Bowl and find a better life for themselves, as well as the people they meet on their journey. Beyond just a portrait of down-and-out life during the Great Depression, Steinbeck crafts a story that explores the deepest facets of American morality. The Grapes of Wrath won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1940. Sign up for an account to view these lessons >>
Additional Reading Practice
- Alphabet Agencies (Grades 6-8; CCSS.CCRA.R.4)
- Covered in Dust (Grades 6-8; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- Young Cesar E. Chavez (Grades 9-10; CCSS.CCRA.R.5)
- The Grim Economics of Food Stamps (Grades 9-10; CCSS.CCRA.R.8)
- Multimedia Lesson: Scraping By (Grades 9-10; CCSS.CCRA.R.7)
Differentiated Applied Writing Lessons for Grades 4-12
- Perseverance: How do we overcome challenges in our country, our communities, and our lives?
- Money and Decisions: How does money affect our moral decision-making?
- Overcoming Obstacles: How do characters develop as they face conflicts and overcome obstacles?
- The Great Depression: Which of the attempted solutions to the Great Depression was most effective?