How does fear threaten freedom? How can language overcome limitations?
Day 1 – SEED 1
Day 2-4 – PLAN 1
Day 5 – SEED 2
Day 6 – PLAN 2
Day 7 – PLAN 3
Day 8-10 – SEED 3
Day 13-20 – PLAN 4
Day 21-23 – PLAN 5
Day 24-25 – SEED 4
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CCSS Standards for this Unit
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OVERVIEW OF LESSON
For Part 1 of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the teacher will lead students through an examination of the text in order
to help students apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to
determine how Bradbury uses non-traditional and traditional grammar to effect meaning and exhibit style. This is
also an introduction to technology of language as it is present in science fiction.
TEACHER PLANNING, PREPARATION, AND MATERIALS
CCSS STANDARDS ALIGNMENT
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
W.9-10.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Speaking and Listening
SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
L.9-10.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.9-10.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
L.9-10.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.9-10.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.