This activity allows students to compare 1984 to the film The Truman Show. It asks students to apply their knowledge of themes and character to another text. This is great for a reflection of themes, conflict, character. It can be done as an
This in class activity asks students to watch the 30 minute BBC Documentary called The Stanford Experiment available on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=760lwYmpXbc).
This video looks at the corruption of power in our own society, and asks
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
This writing assessment asks students to write a one page news report on an event from the novel. This assessment is great to have as a creative writing piece at a mid way point throughout the unit - or at the very end of the novel as a final
This activity allows students to use their knowledge of Orwell's text to draw on and analyze the similarities and differences of both works themes, characters, and conflicts. This is great for review, class discussion, or as an in class assignment.
This activity allows students to watch a you tube video and then write a personal reflection. This is great to use at the beginning of a semester for senior classes, in order to get to know your students better. Great for diagnostic work.
This writing activity allows students to understand how manipulating point of view can change a person's understanding of a story / event. It allows students to have some fun with some of their favourite childhood fables, while understanding the
This assessment provides a number of seminar topics for students conducting paired or group seminars for Orwell's novel. The seminars include instructions that ask students to present an analysis of the work, as well as a media and a visual
This is a fun and engaging way of helping students understand the components of short stories. It allows students to watch a t.v. sitcom (one appropriate for their age range) and to deconstruct the components of the sitcom and compare them to that
This activity takes place over the course of 20 days. Students have to document one moment a day for 20 days (roughly the time line of this novel study) and then reflect back on the variety of things (both small and large) that bring happiness to
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
This activity asks students to create a lost scene for the book Catcher in The Rye. It allows students to draw on their knowledge of the novel's characters, conflicts, themes, and plot - and to be creative as they become the author and create a
This activity allows students to pick an event in the news that interests them. They must research it and then present this event to the class. This is great for getting students comfortable with the elements of news papers. It also allows
Reading, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas