In Chapter 6 Squealer proudly announces voluntary work on Sundays, then notes that any absent animal would have "his rations reduced by half." By Chapter 8, Napoleon is no longer simply called Napoleon; rather, he is heralded euphemistically with names such as "Father of all Animals" and "Protector of the Sheepfold." Through ironic euphemisms, language is manipulated to obscure the truth and confuse the fearful inhabitants of Animal Farm.
This pdf has 10 pages of handouts with vocabulary and language related activities for Animal Farm. Included are: 1.) two pages of instruction and fun, engaging activities involving euphemisms and dysphemisms, 2.) an informative but also time-saving rubric for sentences that students write using selected vocabulary words. 3.) a handout with 38 challenging words from Animal Farm with definitions, 4.) 34 of these words featured with definitions AND their sentences from Animal Farm, so the context is included for stronger learning. 5.) a page of word root activities with words from the novel that feature these roots. Probably ten hours went into the making and arranging of these activities, yours for less than the price of a cup of Starbucks.