GCSE English Literature: (12) Of Mice and Men – Assessment (Guided Essay Writing) John Steinbeck’s classic text, ‘Of Mice and Men’ recounts the hardships and sacrifices of two migrant workers during the Great Depression. This classic tale focuses predominantly on the themes of friendship and loneliness, and the short-comings of the Great American Dream. I have taught this text many times in the last 18 years and I have used this specific resource (revised) to lead my teaching in class, as a distance learning material (Google Meet), as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision – all have worked well for the students. This dynamically structured and illustrated PowerPoint lesson includes provides all the necessary preparation connected to the essay title: ‘Discuss the theme of loneliness in Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ This 20 slide PowerPoint lesson is a complete resource with no additional work required from the teacher. Enjoy!