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  1. Fahrenheit 451 a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury

  2. Number the paragraphs. • On a separate piece of notebook paper • Write down the title of the article • Write down the main idea(s) for each of the numbered paragraphs. • Under your list, use the main ideas to write a summary about the article. • Topic sentence: identify title of article, author, and “big picture” main idea. • Share with someone who read the other article. • While listening to your partner, take Cornell notes on the back “The Fifties” / “Science Fiction”

  3. Select a metaphor from pages 7-8. • Copy the passage on to the top of your piece of paper. • At the bottom of your piece of paper, explain what the metaphor means. • In the middle, illustrate (draw) the metaphor (what the words literally mean). Metaphor Activity Fahrenheit 451

  4. Explain: • America’s (USA) society today: • People as a society • Government (laws and the people that create and govern them) • Today’s average American teenager • Today’s average American Today’s World Fahrenheit 451

  5. Why would someone want to burn a book? Reflect

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHzM1gXaiVo • What are some of the reasons given for why the Nazis were burning books? • What are some of the reasons given about why a government would want to burn (or ban) books? • How does this clip make you feel? Explain. Nazi Book Burning YouTube clip Fahrenheit 451

  7. “Every burned book enlightens the world.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson enlightens: to inform; to educate; to clarify Reflection: What does this quotation mean? Explain how a burned book is able to enlighten the world. Quotation Reflection Fahrenheit 451

  8. Write down what you know about Montag. • Read. • Write down what you have learned about Montag. • Predict: Predict how Clarisse will impact Montag? What role do you think she will play in his life? In the novel? Use textual evidence and explain why you think this. Pgs. 7-15 Fahrenheit 451 – Reading LogINB 52-53

  9. In what ways is the introduction to Clarisse different from the introduction to Mildred? • How do these two different introductions impact your feelings/opinions about the two women? pp. 15-22 Fahrenheit 451 – Reading Log

  10. Harrison Bergeron Write your responses on a piece of notebook paper. • Think: What is “average”? • Think: How is “average” determined? • Think: How is “average” created? • Think: If everyone is “average”, who is in control? • Think: How do you think this short story relates to the novel? Think-Write-Pair-Share

  11. What is happening to Montag? Write down observations and make analyses about what is happening to Montag and how he has already changed since the beginning of the novel. pp. 15-22 Fahrenheit 451 – Reading Log

  12. Write the following questions in the left-hand column in your Cornell notes. • Does Mildred remember what she did? Or what happened? How do you know? • Why do you think Montag is staring at the air-conditioning vent? • What is Mildred like? • Describe the characteristics that make Mildred “average.” • Why might rain be important in the novel? • Do you think Montag loves his wife? Why or why not? Use evidence to support. • How would you describe Clarisse’s and Montag’s relationship at this point? • What does the last sentence of today’s reading tell you about Montag? Explain. pp. 22-28 guided reading Fahrenheit 451 – Reading Log

  13. Know – What do you know about the novel so far (up to page 28)? • Want to know – What do you want to know about the novel and/or the characters? • (read) • Learn – after reading to page 36, what have you learned? • Predict – What do you think will happen next? KWLP

  14. INB 56 - Sketch or draw a picture of ‘The Hound’. Include the textual evidence you used to create your drawing. Then, predict how ‘The Hound’ will impact Montag later in the novel. pp.28-36 prompts Fahrenheit 451

  15. INB 57 – Sketch/draw a picture of a scene that shows teenage culture in the novel. Write down the passages from the text that inspired your illustration. • Briefly explain the teen culture in the novel according to Clarisse. pp.28-36 prompts Fahrenheit 451

  16. What surprised you about today’s reading? • What didn’t surprise you about today’s reading? • What confused you about today’s reading? • What did you like and/or find interesting about today’s reading? 36 - 44 Fahrenheit 451 Reflection in Response Log

  17. Who is Clarisse, and how has she impacted Montag’s life? • Who is Mildred, and how has she impacted Montag’s life? • Who is Beatty, and what role does he play in Montag’s life? How is he important? • What prompts Montag to realize that he is not happy? • How does the incident with the old woman in the house with books on Elm Street impact Montag? • What information does Beatty give Montag about books? Up to page 44 “thinks” Fahrenheit 451 T-W-P-S

  18. Before you begin, identify and define any vocabulary words that may be helpful in understanding the text. • Analyze how the imagery (sight and sound) used in this passage impacts the passage. • What does the passage tell the reader about Montag and how does the word choice (imagery) help to give the reader that information? Up to page 44 Fahrenheit 451 Passage Analysis

  19. INB 58 – Draw/Sketch the scene from today’s reading • INB 59 – Write out chronologically, what happened. Pages 44 - 52