Class Agenda #33- Animal Farm Kickoff

Opener- Write in your notebook- What are the first thoughts that come to mind?

Replace the word “animal” with “people” and how does that affect your impressions of the commandments?


Making the Animal Farm text a savable PDF on your Homescreen – Animal Farm Full Text

Define- al·le·go·ry

noun \ˈa-lə-ˌgȯr-ē\

: a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation

Animal Farm overview



  • I can identify evidence from a text to analyze and draw inferences from. (R1)
    • I can use close reading techniques to highlight the key points of central characters and events in Animal Farm


  • How is Animal Farm an Allegory for The Russian Revolution?
  • What do you think of an author using an allegory to make a point on humanity?



  • What are the conflicts in Animal Farm? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see in this story?
  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • What are some symbols in Animal Farm? How do they relate to the plot and characters?


Read together

As you read- Underline evidence that helps answer the above questions.



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