Deeper Reading Activities

Activities to use for assignments

Issue Chart (pgs 153-156)

Issue Charts are a way for students to track the issues of the story and how those issues can relate in today's world.

Example from the book 1984:

Issue: Language is used to manipulate people.

Examples from novel: The Ministry of Love tortues people; the Ministry of Peace wages war; the Ministr of Truth publishes lies.

Examples of Today's World: The current administration is promoting the "Healthy Forests" program, which allows increased logging of protected wilderness; the "Clear Skies Initiative" permits greater industrial pollution (San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, 2003).