- In this lesson, students who are reading Animal Farm, by George Orwell (All rights reserved-Copyright), will evaluate the behaviors of different animals. Students will then research the individuals/groups represented by these characters and they will start to make connections as they think about why the author chose certain characters to represent certain people. Once students have a better understanding of the characters and who they represent, they will choose one character and trace the development of that character throughout the text.
- English Language Arts, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature
- High School
- Grade 9
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Christina Speiser
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Alignment to NC Standards: Yes.
Evidence of Learning Objectives: Yes. And there are many opportunities for formative and summative assessment as you go through this unit; however, this unit doesn't provide those.
Evidence of Assessment Strategies: Graphic organizer for the students (Not provided, but could be made)
Strengths: This lesson is ongoing and could last the length of the book. Uses technology and independent student tasks!
Opportunities: There is no suggestion of when to start this lesson, and it may be best done towards the beginning of the book. Students without Internet access at home might have a hard time watching their animal via a web cam, but that could be addressed during class like this lesson suggests.