Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion: Flexible Schedule
In this 4-week course, students will read and discuss Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 #academic
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Fahrenheit 541 is a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury, one of the most acclaimed authors of American science fiction and fantasy. This novel is often required reading for high school students because it discusses the themes of censorship, living in fear, and the importance of books. It is the perfect book for group discussion and analysis because Bradbury's use of allegory and symbolism can be hard to appreciate and understand when reading alone. Students will read approximately 30-50...
Week One: first half of Chapter One The Heart and the Salamander pages 1-28 Week Two: remaining half of Chapter One pages 29-66 Week Three: Chapter Two The Sieve and the Sand Week Four: Chapter Three Burning Bright
I have a Master's Degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool for multiple years. I have heard many students discuss this novel in the classroom and I've had the pleasure to read and teach many of Ray Bradbury's stories. This novel is an excellent book to discuss because there are so many lies and half-truths to analyze. The themes of censorship, living in fear, and the importance of books lead to many good discussions and I love the irony of a firemen destroying instead of saving. I am excited to read the story alongside your student to see what emotions, feelings, and gut reactions Fahrenheit 451 stirs up for them.
Students will read approximately 30-50 pages a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, and a Kahoot trivia quiz to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters.
The students will need a copy of Fahrenheit 451 to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment.
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
From Commonsensemedia.org: Parents need to know that Fahrenheit 451 depicts a near-future America where books are prohibited and the populace is placated with cheap, shallow entertainment. Ironically, the novel's inclusion in schools and libraries is frequently opposed by various special-interest groups. There is some violence -- the main character deliberately burns one of his colleagues to death, one woman sets herself on fire and burns to death, another attempts suicide with pills, a mechanical hound goes after one man and kills another.
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I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and...