Animal Farm Background
Scholars will begin Animal Farm and write a short reaction to the first three chapters.
Today we’re starting out with a video on the background of Animal Farm, as a review for those of you who were taking notes yesterday, and as a first time for those of you who were absent or sleeping. Afterwards, we’re going to dive into the novel and start reading about Snowball, Squealer, Napoleon, Boxer, Old Major, and all the rest! Our goal is the first three chapters today, which, just for today, I will be reading aloud. The whole novel is only ten chapters, so we should be able to get through it very quickly.
If you’re reading from home or ISS, here is the full story:
After we finish those chapters, and discuss them, I want you guys to write a short paragraph anticipating what will happen next. At this point in the story, the animals have rebelled and are starting to put their principles of Animalism to full effect. In your paragraph, I want you to make sure you make predictive answers to the following questions:
Ticket Out The Door:
1. Why do the pigs get the milk and apples?
2. What happened to the puppies that were born right after the revolution started?
3. Do you think the farmhouse will be forever preserved as a museum, and if not, what will become of it?
Paragraphs and TOTDs will be graded
Reading strategy differentiation – independent, partner, and audio