Students practice generating a clear assertion statement about the novel, providing relevant and appropriate evidence, and writing thoughtful commentary. The writing model is designed to prepare students to complete the essay on the Virginia End-of-Course Writing SOL.
Topics include: Winston's job, vaporization, attitudes toward women, and Newspeak. (The document contains a longer list.)
This writing may be used at any point in the novel. It is particularly well-suited for the end of each Book as a formal assessment, or it may be implemented as a timed writing.