Dystopia! Cruelty! Deceit! Love in a time of tyranny! 1984 is a haunting warning of a possible future world ruled by a power-mad oligarchy. Now more than ever, Orwell’s great cautionary tale about the cynical abuse of power is relevant to our world. Help your students develop critical analysis skills, close reading skills, vocabulary acquisition, historical knowledge, and reading stamina by guiding them through the world of 1984. This item, in a zipped .pdf and .ppt format, provides you with a complete package for exploring the novel, ready to use.
Included in this 40-page package is a study guide with open ended questions to stimulate critical thinking and guide students toward the important points in the text (no answer key for the study guide). The study guide also emphasizes literary technique: mood, characterization, figurative language, symbolism, and theme; vocabulary from the novel, with definitions; a biography of Orwell; quizzes with answers for each section of the book to assess reading comprehension and compliance; two vocabulary exercises with answer keys; a 96-item comprehensive test with answer key; and a PowerPoint presentation on the main points of Goldstein’s Book.
Empower your students to become effective readers, thoughtful literary critics, and deep thinkers. 1984 is sure to engage today’s politically savvy reader and angsty teenage paranoid.