Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

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The depth of Nineteen Eighty Four is in the details. Encourage a close reading of Orwell's dystopian classic with resource sheets that focus attention on the author's stylistic choices that lead to the betrayals that make Big Brother's victory complete.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to bring in examples of contemporary forms of Newspeak
  • Building on trends they have observed, have groups outline their vision of a dystopian society 30 years from now
Classroom Considerations

  • The 24-page packet includes character, language, setting, theme, and quotation resource sheets that can be reproduced and given to readers
Pros

  • Includes an answer sheet for each of the activities
Cons

  • None