Fun Classroom Activities
The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Re-write a political speech
Use Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" essay as a guide for this exercise. Choose a political speech given by a President. Highlight all the "bad English writing" in the speech, and re-write the speech to be good English, using the definition of good English that Orwell would use.
2. Read 1984
Read the book 1984, which is also by Orwell. What is the political message Orwell is sending, and what of the four writers motivations were strongly...
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