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Novel Exemplars: Night & Animal Farm - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides students with information about the various literary elements, plot lines, and thematic structures of Elie Wiesel's Night and George Orwell's Animal Farm.
The site instructors have built these lessons to focus on highly specific aspects of each text. Within the lessons, students review key vocabulary words, definitions, and literary terms, as well as related examples taken directly from one or both of these texts. After completing the chapter, students should be able to do the following:
- Explain the history, summary, and key quotes of Elie Wiesel's Night
- Point out the importance of the setting in Night
- Offer examples of imagery and themes within Night
- Review Wiesel's use of figurative language
- Determine Wiesel's tone throughout the novel
- Establish the plot summary of Animal Farm
- Outline the themes within Animal Farm
- Evaluate Animal Farm and its use of figurative language
1. Elie Wiesel's Night: Summary, History & Quotes
The Holocaust of World War II was one of the darkest times in recent history. In this lesson, you'll get an overview of one of the most famous Holocaust memoirs, along with the historical context and some biographical highlights of the author, Elie Wiesel.
2. Setting of Night by Elie Wiesel
This lesson explores the setting of Elie Wiesel's award winning semi-autobiographical work, Night. Wiesel's experiences in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps are recounted through his story of his family's suffering during World War II.
3. Elie Wiesel's Night: Themes & Imagery
In this lesson, we will explore three of the major themes of 'Night' and the imagery that the author, Elie Wiesel, uses to create them. The themes we will discuss are identity, silence, and night.
4. Figurative Language in Night by Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel's book ''Night'' is full of haunting images and skillful sentences. In this lesson, we will examine some examples of figurative language in this work, as well as their roles in the story.
5. Tone of Night by Elie Wiesel
The tone of a particular work is always an important thing to understand and examine. In this lesson, you'll learn about the tone of Elie Wiesel's ''Night'', and look at what communicates tone to you, the reader.
6. Animal Farm: Plot Summary
This lesson details the plot summary of George Orwell's dystopian novel, 'Animal Farm.' See how Orwell used farm animals as allegories to describe what happened in the early years of the Soviet Union, then test yourself with a quiz!
7. Animal Farm Themes
Explore the diverse themes found in George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.' In this lesson, we will learn about the book's take on communism/socialism, the dangers presented by an uneducated working class, and the allure of power.
8. Figurative Language in Animal Farm
'Animal Farm,' George Orwell's satirical novella, is still widely read to this day for many reasons, including its captivating storyline. In this lesson, find out how figurative language moves that storyline along and for what purpose it's used.
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- Drama: To Kill a Mockingbird & Romeo and Juliet
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- 9th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 9th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- 9th Grade English: Narrative Writing
- 9th Grade English: The Writing Process
- 9th Grade English: Research Skills
- 9th Grade English: Speaking & Listening Skills
- Teacher Resources for 9th Grade English
- Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird: Guide & Resources
- Teaching Romeo and Juliet
- Teaching Animal Farm