Title: Fahrenheit 451 [McDougal Littell, 1998]
Author: Ray Bradbury
Genre: Science Fiction
Class Blog: http://vhspibhla.blogspot.com/
- Week 1: About the Author, Background Info, Themes, Dystopia
- Background Reading on Ray Bradbury & F451;
- Annotations on background reading
- DUE: Day 2 [p15-31]; Reader Response Notes (DOC)
- ends with "...while his mouth opened and began to laugh, very softly."
- DUE: Day 3 [p32-44]; Reader Response Notes (DOC)
- ends with "...right by the corner where we turn for the firehouse."
- EXAM 1: F451- The Hearth and Salamander
- Collaboration: Blog at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Week 2: Readings for Days 5-6, 7-10; Symbolism, Paradoxes, Socratic Seminars
- AOW: "Rapping Nasty" & the First Amendment
- DUE: Day 5 [p73-82]; Reader Response Notes (DOC)
- ends with "...The train vanished in it's hole."
- EXAM 2: F451- The Sieve and the Sand
- DUE: Day 8 [p115-132]; Reader Response Notes (DOC)
- ends with "...Good night, Mrs. Black, he thought."
- Writing: "Apathy: Entertainment, Happiness, & True Freedom"
- Collaboration: Jigsaw [Censorship, Political Correctness, Happiness, Entertainment]
- Week 3: Readings, Socratic Seminar
- "The Censors"
- CODA: link
- Post-Reading Questions
- Writing: In-Class Essay
- Collaboration: Lit Circles, Soc Seminar
- Bloom's Crit #1 (Watt, "Symbolic Dystopia")
- Bloom's Crit #2: Jigsaw
- Film:Minority Report
- Writing: Hero's Journey Archetype
- Collaboration: Post-Reading Questions
- Political Correctness:
- Entertainment, Mass Media:
Literature Circles / Think Like a Disciplinarian [Academic Disciplines]:
CALIFORNIA STATE CONTENT STANDARDS FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
- Narrative Analysis 3.2: Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim.
- Narrative Analysis 3.5c: Evaluate the philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of the historical period that shaped the characters, plots, and settings.
- Narrative Analysis 3.6: Analyze the way in which authors...[use] archetypes drawn from myth and tradition in literature, film, political and religious writings.
- Literary Criticism 3.12: Analyze the way in which a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its historical periods.
- Literary Criticism 3.8: Analyze the clarity and consistency of political assumptions in a selection of literary works or essays on a topic.
- Literary Criticism 3.9: Analyze the philosophical arguments presented in literary works to determine whether the author's positions have contributed to the quality of each work and the credibility of the characters.
- Research & Technology 1.3: Use clear research questions and suitable research methods (e.g., library, electronic media, personal interview) to elicit and present evidence from primary and secondary sources.
- Research & Technology 1.4: Develop the main ideas within the body of the composition through supporting evidence (e.g., scenarios, commonly held beliefs, hypotheses, definitions).
- Research & Technology 1.5: Synthesize information from multiple sources and identify complexities and discrepancies in the information and the different perspectives found in each medium (e.g., almanacs, microfiche, news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, technical documents).
- Research & Technology 1.6: Integrate quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas.
- Research & Technology 1.7: Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals (e.g., Modern Language Association Handbook).
Listening & Speaking
- Manuscript Form 1.5: Reflect appropriate manuscript requirements, including a) title page presentation, b) pagination, c) spacing and margins, and d) integration of source and support material with appropriate citations.
- Speaking Applications 2.3 [Dialogue] & 2.4 Oral Responses to Literature: a) prepare/ask relevant questions, make and support assertions, structure ideas in a logical fashion