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George Orwell's Animal Farm Book Discussion: Flexible Schedule

In this 4-week course, students will read and discuss George Orwell's political satire Animal Farm
Janelle Fila
885 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Week One Chapters 1-3
Week Two Chapters 4-6
Week Three Chapters 7-8
Week Four Chapter 9-10
I have a Master's Degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool for multiple years. I have been blessed to discuss Animal Farm in the classroom many times, including my own high school reading experience! This was my first exposure to foreign politics as a teenager and helped open my eyes to issues within political systems. I found concepts and ideas that I wanted to learn more about and continue discussing. I remember feeling very grown up as I studied this story. As an adult, I have reread this book multiple times because I learn something new every time I am exposed to this story. It is an excellent book to discuss because there are so many lies, half-truths, and cover ups to analyze. I am excited to read it alongside your student to see what emotions, feelings, and gut reactions Animal Farm stirs up for them.
Students will read approximately 30 pages a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, word searches and crossword puzzles to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
The students will need a copy of Animal Farm to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
From Parents need to know that Animal Farm is a biting satire of totalitarianism, written in the wake of World War II and published amid the rise of Soviet Russia. Although it tells a fairly simple story of barnyard animals trying to manage themselves after rebelling against their masters, the novel demonstrates how easily good intentions can be subverted into tyranny.


Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
885 total reviews
725 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and subject levels. 
This experience taught me that most kids enjoy... 
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