This contains 7 different lessons (nothing complicated but with a good basis to form a lesson around them). There are also some links to background reading of dystopian literature and why we read dystopian literature.
The resource also has a mini SOW that I did over 7 lessons. There are also some extracts that can be used for the unseen part of the exam.
There is also some background info on Orwell as a writer, why he wrote liked he did and what his purpose was as an author. This is good for AO3.
There is also an essay planner that opens up in Publisher that can be manipulated and redesigned and this is good for helping students plan their essays. There are also some sentences starters to help with students with introducing different points or arguments.
The lessons are NOT extensive but still provide some good info on Orwell, dystopia and attempts to cover different themes that may come up in the exam. Again, I only did this for 7 weeks (as I was only covering).
Lesson 1: Discuss how Orwell presents the theme of control in chapter 1 of 1984. Make reference to Orwell’s use of setting and the diary. This includes key terminology and specific text references with detailed analysis of these scenes. There is also a presentation on Orwell (context and background). There is also an unseen extract that teachers can use in relation to the essay question.
Lesson 2: A different presentation on Orwell (more context and about him as a writer). There is also a 9 page document about the life and times of Orwell which is very good for context.
Lesson 3: An essay on Orwell and dystopia and an article about why we read dystopia.
Lesson 4: Another extract that will help with the unseen part of the exam. This lesson looks at ‘how is reality manipulated for the benefit of those in power in 1984?’
Lesson 5: A simple extract to use to look at the theme of symbolism - NOTHING from 1984 is given here.
Lesson 6: A3 essay planner. There are also two essays on Orwell and dystopia that are extremely beneficial.
Lesson 7: Extremely detailed resources on Orwell and his use of language.
2 pdf articles on the dystopia as a genre.
Summary of 1984 in a colour-coded/ thematic design that links to AOs.
Links for background reading on dystopia.