"Animal Farm" by George Orwell: A Study Guide is a comprehensive resource based on weeks of intensive research. It is ideal for both the individual reader and for reading groups/ classes. The Guide is designed for high school students and teachers and for undergraduates.
This study guide aims to support reflective reading, not to replace it.
1. Teacher's introduction;
2. Detailed, original introduction for students/readers including: a detailed biography, an annotated list of characters, genre, themes, symbolism, etc.;
3. Each chapter is accompanied by a historical background, a detailed commentary and guiding questions (33 in all). The questions encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. NOTE: NO answers are given, nor are they needed - trust the students to find their answers. The questions are designed to stimulate thought, discussion and interpretation, not to test, and can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc.;
4. Ideas for groupings for classroom discussion, feedback, and presentation;
5. Definitions of relevant literary terms;
6. Post-reading discussion topics and activities and a guide to further reading;
7. Three vocabulary activities and three tests - WITH answers;
8. Four graphic organizers for student notes. (NO completed graphics are included, nor are they needed.)