Room 101 Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan provides teachers with ideas for incorporating Room 101 speeches in their classes. Students will gain background information about Room 101 and persuasive speaking before writing and delivering their own speech.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • identify the significance of Room 101.
  • describe the format of a persuasive speech.
  • write and deliver a Room 101-type speech.


This lesson will take approximately 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards


Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.


Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.


Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Lesson Instructions

Materials needed: chart paper, markers, computer/internet, video clip of Room 101 TV show


Ask students to name some of George Orwell's literary works (Animal Farm, 1984). See if anyone remembers Room 101 in 1984, and ask them to describe the room and its use. Tell students they'll watch a short video giving more details about this room.

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