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Lesson plan: 9/4/2013 Objectives: By the end of class today, students will: Materials: Activities: Current events on speech

speech (10 mins) o View Youtube clip of Apple Macintosh 1984 advertisement o Small class discussion and interpretation of the advertisement and explain how the advertisement relates to 1984 Go over discussion questions (20 mins) o Have students take out their discussion packets o Check the questions due for the corresponding chapter (up to page 104) for completion o Discussion leaders go through their prepared critical thinking questions (about 5) o Facilitate discussion on motto WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH (end of Chapter 1 in novel) o Relate discussion to the advertisement about governmental control and authority Introduce Newspeak Dictionary Assignment (20 mins) o Distribute newspeak dictionary assignment prompt and go over. Ask if there are any questions or concerns. o Students will look through the novel and find newspeak words, define at least 5 words, include the sentence where it is found in the novel, use it in a contemporary sentence, and explain why it is a significant word to the text. o Students should provide a rationale about the role of language in the novel and their lives (especially for students speaking another language: should language be regulated and should there be a standard for language?) o Have students begin the assignment o Walk around room to help struggling students and answer questions Current events: Youtube clip of 1984 Macintosh advertisement Discussion packet Newspeak dictionary assignment Relate the novel to their lives through media and speech Gain familiarity in the perception and challenging of government authority Use critical thinking to analyze novel vocabulary

Assessment: Grade the Newspeak dictionary assignment which is due that Friday Participation counts as a grade: Each student must participate at least once in class discussion in both current events and about the novel itself

Standards: NCTE: o 3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics). o 4. Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes o 6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts. ICBE: o CC.8.R.L.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. o CC.8.R.L.4 Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts