Lesson 1: Steinbeck

Wrapping Up


Steinbeck's experiences of working on farms with laborers made him aware of their hardships and struggles. These experiences greatly influenced his writings and brought awareness to the plight of poor farm laborers. As a writer, you will find some of your best writing most likely flows from your own experiences and interests.

Questions to Discuss

  • What did you find most interesting about Steinbeck's life? (Answers will vary.)
  • Were you familiar with any of the vocabulary words? If so, which ones? (Answers will vary.)
  • What do you think The Pearl will be about? Based on your assumptions, do you think you will enjoy the story? Why or why not? (Answers will vary.)

Things to Review

Review the vocabulary words from the novel.