Animal Farm by George Orwell is as applicable today as when it was first written. These complete lesson plans, worksheets and activities
aim to make that true, to make the novel relevant and engaging for your students. These resources will equip you when teaching Animal Farm, and hopefully will make it a lively learning process.
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This MASSIVE teaching pack contains well-designed step-by-step lesson plans, worksheets, handouts, activities, helpful hints and tips for the teaching of this iconic novel, Animal Farm. For each lesson there is a detailed lesson plan, accompanied by worksheets/handouts, suggested activities, homework questions and teacher's answers.
LESSON 1: Understanding Allegory: Using Aesop’s fables to explain allegory before reading Animal Farm
LESSON 2: Understanding Satire: Using fairy tales and Shrek to introduce the concept of Satire
LESSON 3: Historical Context – The Russian Revolution: A brief overview of the Russian Revolution, then relating it Animal Farm
LESSON 4: Chapter 1: An exploration of the first chapter of the novel, looking particularly at Old Major’s speech
LESSON 5: Chapter 2: An exploration of the second chapter of Animal Farm, looking particularly at the seven commandments
LESSON 6: Chapter 3 / Propaganda: An exploration of the third chapter of the novel, as well as a close examination of propaganda
LESSON 7: The Narrative Perspective of the Novel: A recap of the first three chapters of Animal Farm and a close examination of the narrator of the novel
LESSON 8: Chapter 4 / Characters: An exploration of the fourth chapter of the novel, as well as a closer look at the main characters
LESSON 9: Chapter 5: An exploration of the fifth chapter of the novel – a central chapter in the novel
LESSON 10: Chapter 6 / Symbolic Names: An exploration of the sixth chapter of the novel and the symbolic names of the characters
LESSON 11: Chapter 7:An exploration of the seventh chapter of the novel
LESSON 12: Chapter 8: An exploration of the eighth chapter of the novel and a closer analysis of Minimus’s poem
LESSON 13: Chapter 9: An exploration of the ninth chapter of the novel and an exploration into the character of Boxer
LESSON 14: Chapter 10: An exploration of the tenth and final chapter of the novel
LESSON 15: Animal Farm Review: A fun lesson packed with novel review quizzes to be played in teams
LESSON 16: Themes: A closer examination of the main themes of the novel
LESSON 17: Essays: How to answer essay questions on Animal Farm
**03/07/14: UPDATED:A final exam has been added. The exam consists of multiple choice, true or false, character matching, short questions and an essay. The exam comes in PDF form for easy printing and as an editable Word document for editing.