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This is a layered unit over the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. I designed this unit using ideas gathered from other layered lesson plans combined with ideas of my own. The unit is packaged to be ready-to-print and used with very little customization.
The unit includes pointers and suggestions based on my own experience with using the materials, as well as a log sheet, chapter study guides, flashcards and a quiz over how the book is an allegory of the Russian Revolution. All are PDF files.
Layered curriculum allows the students flexibility in choosing their assignments. Each layer requires a different level of thinking going from basic knowledge to application to critical thinking.
Layer C is the most basic knowledge for the unit. In order to earn a “C” grade (75%) the student must complete the amount of points required for that layer.
Layer B requires you to apply the knowledge you gained from completing Layer C. In order to earn a “B” grade (85%) the must complete the amount of points required for Layers B and C.
Layer A requires the student to think critically about the unit and to make text-to-text, text-to-self, and/or text-to-world connections. In order to earn an “A” grade he/she must complete the required points for Layers A, B, and C.