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What is this song about?. They used to tell me I was building a dream. And so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, Or guns to bear, I was always there Right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dream With peace and glory ahead.
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What is this song about?They used to tell me I was building a dream. And so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, Or guns to bear, I was always there Right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dreamWith peace and glory ahead. Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread? Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?by Yip Harburg (American Songwriter) - 1932What is this song about?They used to tell me I was building a dream. And so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, Or guns to bear, I was always there Right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dreamWith peace and glory ahead. Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread? What is this song about?Once I built a railroad, I made it run, Made it race against time. Once I built a railroad; Now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? Once I built a tower, Up to the sun, Brick, and rivet, and lime; Once I built a tower, Now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?Once in khaki suits, Gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum, Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell, And I was the kid with the drum! Say, don't you remember, They called me Al; It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?Once in khaki suits, Gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum, Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell, And I was the kid with the drum! Say, don't you remember, They called me Al; It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?They used to tell me I was building a dream. And so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, Or guns to bear, I was always there Right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dreamWith peace and glory ahead. Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread? What is this song about?What might this dream be?They used to tell me I was building a dream. And so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, Or guns to bear, I was always there Right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dreamWith peace and glory ahead. Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread? What war do you think this is referring to?Why is he standing in line?What is this song about?Once I built a railroad, I made it run, Made it race against time. Once I built a railroad; Now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? Once I built a tower, Up to the sun, Brick, and rivet, and lime; Once I built a tower, Now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?What war do you think this is referring to?Once in khaki suits, Gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum, Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell, And I was the kid with the drum! Say, don't you remember, They called me Al; It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?What use does the songwriter make of the idea ‘Yankee doodle dandy’?Once in khaki suits, Gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum, Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell, And I was the kid with the drum! Say, don't you remember, They called me Al; It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime? Why do you think this is the title of the song and the repeated refrain?What is this song about?What might this dream be?They used to tell me I was building a dream. And so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, Or guns to bear, I was always there Right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dreamWith peace and glory ahead. Why should I be standing in line, just waiting for bread? What war do you think this is referring to?Why is he standing in line?What is this song about?Once I built a railroad, I made it run, Made it race against time. Once I built a railroad; Now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? Once I built a tower, Up to the sun, Brick, and rivet, and lime; Once I built a tower, Now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?What war do you think this is referring to?Once in khaki suits, Gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum, Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell, And I was the kid with the drum! Say, don't you remember, They called me Al; It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime? What is this song about?What use does the songwriter make of the idea ‘Yankee doodle dandy’?Once in khaki suits, Gee we looked swell, Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum, Half a million boots went sloggin’ through Hell, And I was the kid with the drum! Say, don't you remember, They called me Al; It was Al all the time. Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime? Why do you think this is the title of the song and the repeated refrain?Of Mice and MenAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerThe Context of Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck was an American writer. He wrote Of Mice and Men in 1936.In America in the 1930s there was mass unemployment. In 1932, one out of four Americans wanting work couldn’t find any.Many single men travelled the country in search of work, hitching lifts on trucks or travelling on the railroads and sleeping rough if they had to.The Context of Of Mice and MenMany farm owners in the Midwest lost their land and travelled, with their families, to California to find casual agricultural work. They often ended up in camps for migrant workers.There was a huge amount of poverty and family life was threatened. There was no unemployment benefit or support for families on the verge of starvation.The Context of Of Mice and MenIn America people had always believed that if they worked hard they could be successful – anybody could ‘make’ it, if they tried hard enough. This idea was known as the ‘American Dream’. In the 1930s, the myth of the American Dream was put to the test. Many individuals lost everything they owned. They felt that they had no hope of making a decent life for themselves and lost all self-respect and faith in their society. Some still clung desperately to the dream of success and opportunity, despite all the evidence that it was unattainable.Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerThe way the story starts…Two men have been in trouble – they’ve just run away from a town.They’re going to try to make a better life for themselves.One tells the other what to do, if anything goes wrong – ‘Hide in the brush and wait for me’.What can you predict about this story from this beginning?Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerRead through the opening few paragraphs of Of Mice and Men. Think about the rhythm of the prose…try reading it:Steadily?Jerkily?Peacefully?Angrily?Poetically?Slowly?Quickly?Do you think this is an accurate way of reading it?Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerRead through the opening few paragraphs of Of Mice and Men. Think about the rhythm of the prose…try reading it:Steadily?Jerkily?Peacefully?Angrily?Poetically?Slowly?Quickly?Look at the sentence types. What difference do these make the rhythm?Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerClose your eyes as we listen to that section again…Does one sentence stand out to you?WHY?Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader“Steinbeck is well known for his strong narrative style. It has been described as being almost ‘biblical’”Read the section of Genesis. What aspects are similar to the opening of Of Mice and Men?Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingA lot of colours are introducedSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseThe description of Salinas is vividGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThe book starts with some good imagesSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingWe are warned of an unhappy endingA lot of colours are introducedA lot of colours are introducedSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseThe description of Salinas is vividThe description of Salinas is vividGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThe book starts with some good imagesThe book starts with some good imagesSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingA lot of colours are introducedSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseThe description of Salinas is vividGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThe book starts with some good imagesSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyThe description of Salinas is vividSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader“A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hill-side bank and runs deep and green”Steinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy ending“‘I ain’t sure it’s good water,’ he said. “Looks kinda scummy’”Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their story“Behind him walked his opposite”Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerThe description of Salinas is vivid“On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Gabilan mountains, but on the valley side the water is lined with trees.”Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader“She yells and we got to hide in an irrigation ditch all day”Steinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyThe description of Salinas is vividSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerIt’s essential for a novel’s opening to engage the reader’s interest; in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men…In the opening paragraphs of Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck involves the reader in a sensory way…It could be argued that in Of Mice and Men the figurative language repeatedly used by Steinbeck engages the reader…In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck engages the reader by including detail…Extension: why do we use connectives? As you’re waiting for the lesson to begin:ConnectivesMake a list of as many possible connectives as you can think of...Message from Ms Rowe:Anyone who volunteered to be a reading mentor for the younger years please see Ms Rowe (B2) at lunch on FridayThanksOf Mice and MenAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerLesson Objectives:By the end of the lesson we will:
  • Have read the opening section
  • Looked at how we can plan an essay
  • Consider our writing styles to help structure our answers
  • Let’s read some more of the opening section...Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingA lot of colours are introducedSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseThe description of Salinas is vividGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThe book starts with some good imagesSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingWe are warned of an unhappy endingA lot of colours are introducedA lot of colours are introducedSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseThe description of Salinas is vividThe description of Salinas is vividGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThe book starts with some good imagesThe book starts with some good imagesSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingA lot of colours are introducedSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe idea of the American Dream is introducedThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyGeorge spots that Lenny has retrieved a dead mouseThe description of Salinas is vividGeorge and Lenny, the main characters, are introducedThere is an air of tranquility in the opening sectionThe book starts with some good imagesSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyThe description of Salinas is vividExtension: what other points might you include?Steinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader“A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hill-side bank and runs deep and green”Steinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy ending“‘I ain’t sure it’s good water,’ he said. “Looks kinda scummy’”Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their story“Behind him walked his opposite”Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerThe description of Salinas is vivid“On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Gabilan mountains, but on the valley side the water is lined with trees.”Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader“She yells and we got to hide in an irrigation ditch all day”Steinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedAnalyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the readerWe are warned of an unhappy endingSteinbeck’s narrative style is almost biblicalThe contrast between Lenny and George engages the reader in their storyThe description of Salinas is vividSteinbeck withholds information about what happened in WeedTask: create topic sentences for each point you’ll make...Try to add a connective to your topic sentence to help the cohesion between your paragraphsRead through the model answers...
  • Which is the better example?
  • What aspects of the better one make it good?
  • What could be done to improve both of them?
  • Embedded QuotationsGeorge is portrayed as being “defined”“A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hill-side bank and runs deep and green”“Behind him walked his opposite”“‘I ain’t sure it’s good water,’ he said. “Looks kinda scummy’”“She yells and we got to hide in an irrigation ditch all day”Analyse the way in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader:Your introduction tells the examiner lots about you!What needs to be included?In the opening of Of Mice and Men, the author engages the reader in many ways. It is hinted at there will be an unhappy ending naturally encouraging the reader to continue. It gives us a very vivid description of Salinas, drawing us into the book. We are also engaged by the contrast between George and Lennie and how such an unlikely friendship come to be. By also withholding information of what happened in Weed, we are drawn in as it powerfully attacks a humans curiousness and motivates them to read on.I have been asked to analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader. The way Steinbeck gives an almost biblical account of where this scene is set highlights his use of descriptive language and terminology, which conveys a sanctuary of peace and serenity, and also starts off the very first chapter perfectly in my opinion.In this essay I am going to look at five different ways that the novel engages the reader. John Steinbeck thought carefully about the opening in order to engage the reader and encourage them to read on. Some say that Of Mice and Men is almost biblical because of the way Steinbeck describes the opening. He also withholds information on what happened in Weed, the reason why George and Lennie had to leave. Furthermore, this makes the reader read on; they want to find out what happened and the reason they had to leave. At the beginning of the novel we are also warned of an unhappy ending, the author has thought extremely carefully about the two main characters and what will happen at the end. Moreover he has mentioned it simply to engage the reader. George and Lennie are two completely different characters, George is “small and quick” also quite intelligent whereas Lennie is “a huge man”…Why are they good examples?HOMEWORKWrite the essay that’s been planned: “Analyse the ways in which the opening of Of Mice and Men engages the reader”DUE: Monday, 20th Septembervia the VLE (enrolment key: Lenny)What do we need to remember?ConnectivesEmbedded quotationsPEEWrite one section of your essay based on your plan...
  • To end the lesson:
  • Swap your section with a partner and comment on:
  • What went well
  • Even better if...
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