Draw that definition

14 Jan

As noted previously, my year nine students will need to understand what an allegory is before commencing their study of Orwell’s Animal Farm.  Given the importance of this concept, I am planning to devote an entire lesson to defining and exploring what an allegory is and how it works.

To start that lesson, I will give students the first two paragraphs of the definition of allegory provided by Shmoop.  Students will be tasked with reading that definition, highlighting key words, and creating an annotated visual representation of that definition.  The highlighting and visual representations (along with any questions generated) will be the subject of a follow on class discussion.

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