This purchase includes two digital journal entry assignments that are Common Core aligned. It can also be printed and completed by hand. The doc. is editable so you can delete images to save ink before printing. This activity should be completed after finishing book 2 of 1984 (once Julia and Winston are caught by the Thought Police).
I loved having students work on these journals because they got really into pretending to think like the characters. Students silently typed for twenty minutes without experiencing writer's block! This assignment provides a break for students from the more structured, analytical writings we do in class and serves as a good reminder of why we should incorporate more creative writing pieces into our ELA classrooms. Make sure to ask students to share their journals after. You will be surprised at how many students are so eager and excited to share their pieces!
I hope this assignment fits well into your classroom. Let me know how it goes!