Literature: College Prep Must-Read Book Series--Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Save $10.00.

Brin Lewis
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(116)
This class is an in-depth read of the classic Ray Bradbury novel, "Fahrenheit 451." This must-read dystopian, sci-fi novel appears at the top of every "must-read" list for college-bound students!

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
This work will help students learn how to uncover a novel's theme(s), improve their vocabulary, understand the use of literary devices in writing, the use of symbolism, expose them to new worlds of wonder--all while helping them become better readers and writers. Students will also come to understand Bradbury's message about government and censorship, as well as how to identify and understand all elements of a plot that will enhance their appreciation of reading any novel. 
Having been an avid reader since grade school, I became impassioned with 20th-century American literature while a high school student of Dr. Willis Brenner who taught my English classes in my junior and senior years. Dr. Brenner had a contagious enthusiasm for great American literature that I couldn't resist. As a result, I went on to major in English Literature at Michigan State University. I became a certified ELA (English) teacher for secondary school and was quickly found myself disappointed that students were no longer being exposed to works of writers like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Bradbury, Melville, Steinbeck, and others. It seems that the works of these American greats ended up on the trash heap of the politician's new vision of what getting a real education means. 
Homework Offered
-Reading will be necessary (reading intensive class) during the course of every week (approximately 60-100 pages a week), and note taking/assignments from the weeks reading for additional discussion in class. -Possibly watching movies made from the novels for in-class discussions.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Books are available on Amazon, please purchase these editions in paperback: Fahrenheit 451-60th Anniversary Edition ($8.29 on Amazon).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Bradbury does use the word "damn" several times and, there are a few characters who smoke which, of course, was common in the 1950s. 
This book is available on Amazon, please purchase this edition in paperback: Fahrenheit 451-60th Anniversary Edition ($8.29 on Amazon). The link for the book is:
Worksheets will be sent to students.

Please purchase the edition of the book suggested. Different editions, including electronic editions, result in delays as we read through key passages in class. With different editions, we spend far too much class time having students trying to find the page or paragraph we will be studying. Do not allow your student to simply listen to a recording of the book, this simply will not work in a class like this because it severely limits the student's ability to participate in class. Students must have the recommend paperback copy of the book.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(116)
Hi, and thank you for considering one of my classes. My name is Brin Lewis, and I would like to help prepare your child for college in areas that are critical for your child's success beyond high school. It is to this end that I decided to become... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(28)
Completed by 115 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 12-17
2-7 learners per class

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