A Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of George Orwell’s 1984

Whether you're new to using Nineteen Eighty Four in the classroom or you're an Orwell veteran, the materials in this teacher's guide are a valuable addition to your curriculum. The suggested activities prompt readers to create a newspeak dictionary, act out scenes from the story, or create recordings of Winston's secret diary.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use questions for full-call discussions, as a focus for group work or independent reading, or as essay prompts
Classroom Considerations

  • Page numbers refer to the Signet Classic edition of the novel
  • The 10-page guide includes before, while, and after reading questions and activities
Pros

  • Includes an extensive annotated bibliography of books with related themes
  • Answers for the discussion questions are included
Cons

  • None