Animal Farm by George Orwell
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Who do the animals represent?
A beautifully illustrated resource which explores the hidden depths of the animals. A Matching interactive activity accompanies the resource.
Two sets of dominoes for students to match. The first is a general review of the text and the second asks students to match the quotations to the characters. Also comes with two Matching whizzy activities.
Orwell's social values: How can they be seen in 'Animal Farm'?
Help students identify links between 'Down and Out in Paris and London', and 'Animal Farm'. The table on the second page is best enlarged to A3 size.
Workpack on the text
A collection of guided reading activities for each chapter.
Edexcel exam practice
Revision and exam practice based on Edexcel's Unit 1: Understanding Prose. Six extracts along with questions written in the same format as the higher tier examination.
All themes are equal ...
An engaging series of activities to explore themes in the novel. (Pages 1 & 7 work best enlarged to A3.) Includes a Promethean Flipchart version of some of the tasks.
Sources of the satire
An excellent pre-reading research task for pairs or small groups. Internet or library access essential.
Extract based, exam style questions plus a useful guide to planning a response. Answers to matching task: 1d, 2b, 3h, 4a, 5c, 6g, 7f, 8e.
Satire and symbols
A range of activities to take a detailed look at Orwell's language and style in this novel.
Plotting the rise and fall
Using Freytag's triangle, students explore the structure of the novel and then write a script for new animated versions of Chapters 1 and 10.
Down on the farm
Thoughtful tasks to encourage a detailed analysis of the novel's setting.
OFSTAD are coming to inspect the quality of leadership and management on Animal Farm. An engaging speaking and listening activity.
Familiar with the farm
A whole stack of lovely tasks on characters in the novel along with an interactive version of task 1.
A herd of oinktastic resources that focus on key chapters and events.
The election race
A group speaking and listening activity in which students devise their own political parties and run an election campaign.
A list of various propaganda techniques followed by two tasks.
Exploring Chapter Four
Twelve questions, a summary task (the story so far) and 'Front Page Story' on The Battle.
Initial letter prompt quiz - teacher copy
Answers to the quiz.
Animal Farm Hexbusters
Initial letter prompt quiz inspired by the television show. Teachers' copy also available.
Animal Farm images
Key quotes and images of characters from Animal Farm.
Power pamphlet - sample
A lovely sample first page.
Power: How to get and keep it
An interesting tasksheet for creating Napoleon's guide to changing the system.