Day 4

1984 Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    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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