Animal Farm: Analyzing Major’s Speech


Engage your students in thought-provoking rhetorical analysis with this Animal Farm teaching resource! This Analyzing Major’s speech resource includes five different classroom activities to help students understand and analyze Major’s speech to the other animals in chapter 1 of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.

This Animal Farm rhetorical analysis activity includes the following:

  • an excerpt of Old Major’s speech from chapter 1
  • an annotation guide to help students annotate the text
  • guided questions to help students comprehend the speech
  • a rhetorical triangle activity
  • an ethos, pathos, logos chart
  • a tone words activity
  • all answers

This packet includes an excerpt from the speech for annotating, an annotating activity, a worksheet to help students understand key ideas, an ethos, pathos, and logos activity, a rhetorical triangle activity, and a diction activity. NEW: COMPLETE ANSWER KEY INCLUDED!

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Animal Farm Teaching Unit with 5-Week Pacing Guide

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