Fahrenheit 451

Socratic Seminar Handout
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC), in Plato, Dialogues, Apology

Thurs/Fri – SSR (15); Share interviews/biographies (20-30?); Explain Socratic Seminar procedures (10+); ThinkPairShare re: quotes on board w/F451 themes-are they right or wrong? why? (5); Notebook writing (10).

The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

Ray Bradbury quotes

*Note: If I assign this book again – especially for summer, I would include an assignment where students would be required to research the allusions in the text. This is a great way to get them exposed to other books. Maybe even encourage students to read some of those texts. Would work especially well w/online summer homework as it’s easily self guided and students could share the info they gain re: different allusions.

http://www.highschooljournalism.org/Teachers/Lesson_Plans/Detail.cfm?lessonplanid=331 Journalistic POV.

http://curriculum.dpsk12.org/Planning_guides/Literacy/8/8_3_Fahrenheit_451.pdf Detailed writing ideas/resources that complement the novel.

http://www.neabigread.org/books/fahrenheit451/ The Big Read lesson plans

http://www.classzone.com/novelguides/litcons/f451/guide.cfm Good activities.

http://www.barrsenglishclass.com/451.htm Discussion/essay questions.

https://secure.layingthefoundation.org/english/vocab/novels/Fahrenheit%20451.pdf Vocabulary

http://sched.sbu.edu/faculty/pschafer/read512/451content.html Discussion Questions.

http://sched.sbu.edu/faculty/pschafer/read512/451activity.html Literary Devices in the novel.

http://www.readinggroupguides.com/guides3/fahrenheit_4511.asp More discussion questions.

http://www.steppenwolf.org/_pdf/studyguides/F451_studyguide.pdf Whole Unit!


http://www.rcc.edu/services/support/riverside/reap/files/Fahrenheit451.pdf More questions.

http://www.d.umn.edu/~lmillerc/TeachingEnglishHomePage/TeachingUnits/emartinson.html 3 week unit

http://curriculum.dpsk12.org/Planning_guides/Literacy/8/8_3_Fahrenheit_451.pdf Full unit (intended: Gr.8)

http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/fahr451.txt Outta Ray’s Head summer reading.

http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=323 Can use for 1984 also. (OR)

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