These graphic organizers were created using PowerPoint 2010 so that I could easily manipulate the graphics.
They can be printed on standard 8.5X11 inch paper.
Students often skip Goldstein’s book when they encounter it in Chapter 9 of the second section of Orwell’s 1984. The book excerpts are such an important part of the novel, in skipping them, kids miss out on the very important concepts that Orwell found imperative to his message in the novel.
In the past, I assigned pages of questions to force students to read the book. This method however was too tedious, and students eventually rebelled.
These graphic organizers are a fun and effective way to help students navigate their way through Goldstein’s book.
They can be used independently or with partners or small groups which
I find works best.
I also like to save class time by creating jigsaw groups where small groups become experts on certain pages then break into new groups and share their findings.
There are 15 pages of tasks:
• Graphic identification
• Application questions
• Higher-order questions
• Quotes from the novel
There are also 15 identical key pages with complete answers.
To assess student’s completion of the activities, you could present the key as a PowerPoint; however, I suggest you have a look at the Goldstein's Book PowerPoint that I have available in my store.
It follows the graphic organizers precisely, but I start with
Chapter 1 Ignorance is Strength, then address Chapter 3 War is Peace.
The progression of ideas makes more sense that way.
Kids can easily identify where in their graphic organizers each chapter begins.
I spent a lot of time and thought creating this activity.
My kids enjoy working with classmates to complete it and most definitely have a better understanding of Goldstein’s book when we’ve completed discussions guided with the graphic organizers and the PowerPoint presentation.
If you visit my store you'll also find a creative activity for students to present sections of Goldstein's Book to classmates.
Also, I just recently posted "Goldstein's Book-The Ultimate Guide." If your students are having an especially difficult time following the text of the book, this resource will help. There are 50 questions, but the true value is the key which simplifies the concepts with complete sentence, clear explanations.
Thank you very much for your consideration of this product.
Please have a look at my other 1984 products including:
---individual chapter activities
---activities focusing on Goldstein's book
----------"The Ultimate Guide to Goldstein's Book"
----------graphic organizers and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation
----------creative group presentation project
---tests and essay prompts
---an introduction to Orwell and 1984 PowerPoint presentation
---final group researched presentation comparing Oceania to today's society
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These resources have been student tested and approved throughout my 31 years of teaching the novel!