The Ultimate List of 1984 Resources

1984 resources

If you teach 1984, George Orwell’s nightmarish novel of complete obedience in which Winston Smith’s quest for freedom, humanity, truth, and genuine emotion are annihilated in the face of totalitarian opposition, then comb your way through my list of teaching resources for the novel. It includes recent articles, supplementary books, teaching guides, videos, and biographical and … Read more…

5 Non Fiction Articles to Pair with Classic High School Novels

5 Non Fiction Articles to Pair with High School Novels

Are you searching for new ways to inject some life into the teaching of your novels? Have the staples of your curriculum grown stale? I use the pocket app to save great pieces of non fiction that I come across. Typically, I go back each month and revisit some old classics that get pushed further down the line with each article that I add. Here are five favorites from the last few years and some suggestions about the novels with which they can be paired.

It is not an exclusive list. As you will read, many of these articles are so well written that they can apply to a number of great novels. I encourage you to share your ideas on how they would fit into your curriculum in the comments below.

1. I Am An Object Of Internet Ridicule, Ask Me Anything

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#9 Debating in the Classroom with Tim Averill

Tim Averill HS English Teacher (Waring School, MA), AP Community Moderator, St. Johnsbury Summer Academy Facilitator   January Contest: Win a Copy of Carol Jago’s With Rigor for All by emailing me a lesson that worked (email)    Segment I – Background and Inspiration Tell your story. Where are you from and how long have you been … Read more…

#4 Teaching the Novel with Ariel Sacks

 Ariel Sacks   8th grade ELA teacher at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (NY)    Segment I – Background and Inspiration   Tell your story. Where are you from and how long have you been teaching? What classes have you taught?    – Ariel has been teaching for 10 years. She is currently at Brooklyn Prospect … Read more…