Guiding Question: How does language create power?
Students will read one chapter a night. The chapters are short; the reading is easy; and the story is engaging. If a student is absent, they should read the next chapter in order to keep up with the reading. Students can email me to get the Entry Question, or Chapter Activity. (Students can also look to Twitter feed for daily goal.) *** We will read and think about this novel within 3 weeks, and then have a graded discussion on it.
Students have an Animal Farm booklet for their thinking and notes for each chapter. Below is an example of chapter 1 in the BOOKLET.
When students come to class the next day, there will be three parts to the class. FIRST, we will open the class with an entry question to get students to think about the chapter (individually), then build on their understanding with peers (small groups), and then write to show understanding (individually). Below is an example of an ENTRY QUESTION.
After the Entry Question, we will take a quiz on the reading. This is a simple quiz; a way to see if students are reading. The questions are almost entirely plot questions. Below is an example of a QUIZ.
We will then move into an activity that is connected to the chapter and challenges the students to analytically think about the novel. Below is an example of a CHAPTER ACTIVITY.