Thursday, February 10, 2022

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Dystopian Literature Introduction Slideshow: Teach Dystopian Genre, Themes, More”

by Write with a Point
8th - 11th Grade

Need an engaging way to introduce dystopian literature to your students? This dystopian literature slideshow is perfect for introducing them to the themes, elements, and characteristics that are common in dystopian texts, whether novels or short stories. It also makes connections to books they already love like The Hunger GamesThe Maze RunnerDivergent, and more. The beautifully designed slide deck walks them through the difference between a utopia and a dystopia, popular dystopian novels, and important elements of the genre. It also includes a brief introduction to Lois Lowry's famous novel, The GiverPair this slideshow with my pre-reading activity or title analysis to start an engaging, Common Core aligned unit or novel study for The Giver.

This product includes:

1) An engaging, editable slideshow that teaches:

- The difference between utopias and dystopias

- Popular dystopian novels

- Common elements in dystopian literature

- Common themes in dystopian literature

- Characteristics of dystopian protagonists

- Why dystopian literature matters

- Background information on Lois Lowry and her book, The Giver

Need more dystopias? Try my other resources:

Fahrenheit 451 Activity: Title Analysis and First Line Analysis Worksheet, CCSS

All Summer in a Day Activity: A Discussion & Analysis Activity Distance Learning

Animal Farm Activity: Title Analysis and First Line Analysis Worksheet, CCSS

Lord of the Flies Activity: Title Analysis and First Line Analysis Worksheet


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