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Practice with Argument— George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”
“When the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom he destroys. He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” George Orwell makes the following assertion in his classic essay, “Shooting an Elephant.” Students will not only study Orwell’s essay but also compare his experience to that of Israel
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"Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell Analysis Lesson
A reading analysis packet for the short essay "Shooting and Elephant" by George Orwell. Includes the text of the essay along with critical thinking questions focused on the theme of being a stranger in a village. The questions are chunked by paragraphs in the handout.
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Shooting an Elephant Quiz
This quiz tests comprehension AND the choices made by George Orwell in his short story, "Shooting an Elephant". This quiz was originally designed for differentiated instruction - I highlighted "mandatory" questions based on what I wanted each of my students to be forced to tackle.
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"Shooting an Elephant" George Orwell- PowerPoint on Background information
Includes information on the involvement of George Orwell in Burma, as well as imperialism, facts on Burma, issues in the country presently, betel juice, terminology used in the essay,
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ExamView Selection Quiz for Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"
This quiz contains six multiple choice questions and one essay question. The answer key with CCSS aligned rationale is included.
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Nonfiction Study of Essay "Shooting an Elephant" by Orwell. Two CC worksheets.
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This lesson got me tenure. Nothing to do tomorrow? Just buy, print and you have at least two days of lessons. This unit includes a cover page, comprehensive Orwell bio, full text of 'Shooting an Elephant," and two common core aligned lessons. really a classic essay accompanied by Common Core lessons
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'Politics and the English Language' and 'Shooting an Elephant' quizzes and keys
'Shooting an Elephant' and 'Politics and the English Language' are two essential essays for A.P Language and Composition. These quizzes, with keys and commentary on the items, are AP-exam rigorous and can be used as summative or formative evaluations. Very challenging questions with a high degree of
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Orwell's Shooting the Elephant: Imperialism & Enduring Theme
British Imperialism: Orwell’s “Shooting An Elephant This lesson is part of my 12th grade unit on British Imperialism. If you are interested in purchasing the entire unit as one bundle, it is available here. I use this lesson as one part of my Imperialism Unit which is aimed at studying the literatur
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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell Close Read, Vocab, Questions, Essay
This product includes a close read, writing responses, vocabulary, questions, and an essay for "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell. Before rating, please contact me at stscott@ek12schools.com if you find an error and I will quickly fix and resend the product to you. Check out our blog about
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Shooting an Elephant:  Orwell’s indictment of Imperialsim with questions & key
Shooting an Elephant is George Orwell's 1936 short story about a policemen who felt forced into shooting an elephant. It is a graphic story, an introduction into the idea of cognitive dissonance and an indictment of Imperialism. This purchase includes the short story terms with definitions to
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Shooting an Elephant Lesson Plans
The Shooting an Elephant lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The les
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Symbolism in "Shooting an Elephant"
This is a chart that I use with my students when discussing symbolism in "Shooting an Elephant." On the left hand side of the the chart the symbol is given, and the students must fill out the explanation on the right. Also included is an answer key for the chart.
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Shooting an Elephant Annotation Assignment
The following is an assignment that I use for during my senior AP The Heart of Darkness/Things Fall Apart unit, but the assignment would be appropriate for any level of class studying the essay by George Orwell. Students are required to highlight and make annotations in their novels based on specifi
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Short Stories & History: Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" and Imperialism
Each Monday morning, I post a short story for my students to read and discussion questions for my students to answer in a response paper. These responses are always due the following Sunday (Short Story Sunday). I assign George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" when we discuss imperialism and "The Wh
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Comprehension & Literary Analysis: Orwell--Shooting an Elephant
This excerpt is from Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant." Can be used as a reading comprehension exercise or useful for test prep, such as the PA Keystone exams. The package includes the nonfiction reading excerpt, 10 multiple choice questions, and the answer key.
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George Orwell's "Shooting An Elephant" Assessment Options Doc
Give students a chance to show you what they know and choose their own creative assessment option from the list provided as a way of demonstrating their understanding of Orwell's classic essay "Shooting An Elephant." As Gen. Patton said, "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and
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"Shooting an Elephant" Reading Analysis Questions
George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" is a great short story about the consequences of fear, power, and identity. These questions will help students analyze the text at depth, focusing their reading and considering symbolism, point of view, and historical context. This works well alone or as part o
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SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT, by George Orwell - Study Unit
Orwell's short story about an incident in British controlled Burma creates an indelible image for students of what imperialism was like. For this story, here is - Board Pages - usable with overhead projectors, document cameras or for placing on smart boards, including brief history of imperialism
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"Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell
Biography of author, background, characters, plot, themes, and symbols. This power point is intended to save the instructor time researching the story. It is based on internet and book sources. If used in the classroom, it is suggested that the instructor abridge the slides to show to the class.
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"Shooting an Elephant" by Orwell collaborative learning questions and reflection
In my view, some of the big ideas in “Shooting an Elephant” are certainly the injustices of imperialism, but also more subtly, how cognitive dissonance can first disorient then help clarify, how power can distort human relationship dynamics, and how peer or mob pressure can change our ideas about wh
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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell hook/pre-reading slides and prompts
The writing problem I am working on is ideation. Most of my high school students struggle to take a kernel of an idea and grow it, and helping my students with ideation proved to “make a qualitative difference to the students’ future writing” (Wallack 28-29). Bean identified a related “student prob
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Shooting an Elephant Review and Study Guide
Join thousands of teachers who have used this 8 page, easily-printable review guide to aid their prep and improve their students’ understanding of George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant.” This LitCharts review guide includes: - Contextual info: author bio, historical background, related literary
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"Shooting an Elephant" focused freewriting questions/prompts
• Orwell experiences cognitive dissonance in his story, and I want my students to experience it too as they think and write about his essay. So for prompt #1, I tried to put into practice Wallack’s ideas about teaching students “how to read as critics” by approaching “texts with both apprehension an
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Shooting an Elephant Essay by George Orwell  Guided Text
This is a word document with the essay "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell. This is public domain. I am posting it here for free as I have compiled a series of assignments and activities that may be used to teach this essay. Please note, I have added a section for annotations and have used this
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