This close reading lesson pairs a work of fiction, Orwell's classic novel 1984, and a nonfiction editorial, Editorial: All this snooping is legal, and that's the problem. Students are guided through multiple readings that expand their comprehension and assist them in writing a text-dependent question that analyzes an author's argument. Note: this lesson can kick off a unit on Orwell's 1984, or used independently, or even used to jump start a unit on debate!
This Close Reading lesson includes...
-Discussion prompts that engage students in accountable talk and build relevance for the topic--an important component of the CCSS Listening and Speaking Standards!
-Step-by-step teacher directions on each slide that provide options for working with struggling readers
-Links to the full text of 1984 free online, the audio book, and the editorial
-Text marking activities that assist students in gathering relevant evidence
-Text-dependent questions that engage students in high-level analysis of the texts
-Comprehension monitoring scale that students use throughout the lesson to see how their comprehension grows as a result of the activities