Adaptation, Day One
Kind of Activity:
To transform Orwell's work into another genre while maintaining its core ideas
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3
Students should be put into small groups, no more than three or four. In these groups, they should select a scene from the novel that contains at least two characters, and a combination of dialogue and some narrative prose.
Their task today is to adapt the scene into a script for performance. Review script format with the students and discuss potential challenges: how can you translate Winston's thoughts into performance? How can you make painful...
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