1984 & A
Brave New World
Two not-so-perfect, perfect worlds
| 1984 | |
A Brave New World |
limits of my language mean the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein
See the semester
calendar for the reading and discussion schedule. The date for the
essay is also there along with those for other activities.
Complete the study guide terms, questions, character chart, and symbols table by due date.
Groups will lead discussions on their
Ideas to help you with discussion.
Reading strategy: use sticky notes to record your thoughts
as you read and stick them on the page they're connected to.
a 1984 Interactive Moo by Robert Rozema,
Grand Valley State University: (Internet security on our school system
locked Sheboygan Falls students out of this great opportunity, but other
teachers/students should give this "game" a try).
"Nukespeak: A Hall of Mirrors"
by Hilgartner, Bell and O'Connor
"Kids, earn extra cash! Rat on
your enemies" by Katz
"Politics and the English
Language" by Orwell
Read your section twice, making notes in a journal or
on sticky notes attached to the page.
Prepare thought-provoking questions that are
generally level two and three. There are basically three levels of
questions: level one: literal--the answer can be found in the text
directly; level two: interpretive--the answer can be drawn from the text
in general, the answer is interpreted, a conclusion based on careful
reading; level three: extension--the answer is found outside of the book,
the text is a reference point for generating ideas beyond the text.
Strategy: cite a passage and ask an open ended
question. (Do not just say: "So, what do you think about that?").
Strategy: point out symbols, metaphors, effective
imagery or diction, dominant tones/shifts in tone and suggest the effect
they have in the text/author's purpose.
Keep your eye on the room and balance the responses.
Groups and Sections:
||215-end (not Principles of Newspeak)
A Brave New World
Study guide: read the novel and
complete this assignment on your own.
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