This advanced unit of work focuses on Book 2, Chapter 3 of George Orwell’s *1984 or Nineteen-Eighty-Four, with a specific focus on aiding your study of the novel for IGCSE English Literature (1984 is a set text for the IGCSE English Literature Exams in 2020 and 2021).
The unit of work includes:
Comprehension questions for Book 2, Chapter 5-7 of 1984
Analysing Language: Style and Diction in 1984. This activity guides students through the close reading and analysis of style and diction in 1984. The activity provides comprehensive guidelines as to which aspects of style and diction students should focus on in their close reading, and provides an additional style chart to help students take notes. The activity focuses on an extract from 1984 to provide exam-like opportunities to practice. The style chart can also be used as an additional means of scaffolding / differentiation.
TEACHER’S GUIDE + ANSWER KEY: A detailed teacher’s guide with MODEL ANSWERS for the comprehension questions as well as guiding commentary for the close reading activity is included.
Although this unit of work, as indeed all of my 1984 handouts and activities are specifically designed to be read at IGCSE level or in preparation for the IGCSE English Literature exams. But they can be used independent of these exams and the IGCSE curriculum, too, of course!
The level is certainly also high enough to be used if you have made 1984 one of the set texts for your IB English A: Literature or English A: Language & Literature course.
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