Fahrenheit 451 Teacher Resources
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In this literature worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions about Bradbury's Farenheit 451. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
Twelfth graders explore Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In this reading and writing lesson, 12th graders read the book and think of five books to save from the fire. Students write an essay explaining why they'd save them. The essay becomes the basis for a discussion about various themes in the novel, including censorship and conformity vs. individuality.
In this study guide for Fahrenheit 451, students must complete a variety of activities to review the reading. Students define vocabulary and literary terms, describe characters and answer comprehension questions based on the reading.
Ninth graders explore their understanding of the notion of risk in relation to their own experiences and in response to a variety of quotes. This exercise serves as a springboard to themes in the novel Fahrenheit 451.
Students follow the study of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and attempts to connect the thematic underpinnings of the novel to Students' own lives.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 11 multiple choice questions about Bradbury's Farenheit 451. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451. Students may check some of their answers online.
Students research and organize information on censorship. They analyze and understand the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, including the cultural and historical context. They then write an insightful, grammatically correct paper regarding the novel and the outside references on censorship.
Although the second page of this two-page sheet probably won't benefit you much (considering you won't have the materials referenced), you could still use the first page to assess your class's understanding of the symbols used in Fahrenheit 451. This page is originally designed to be test prep.
Students explore figurative language. In this Fahrenheit 451 lesson, students read the Bradbury novel. As they read, students note the simile, metaphor, and personification examples that they encounter.
None of the activities or templates included in this resource directly address Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Instead, the materials can be used with any narrative. Included are templates for a reading schedule, chapter summaries, vocabulary lists, reading questions, story plot flow chart, and character map. Everything you need to track progress with an independent reading assignment.
Faber, one of the character’s in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 observes, “Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.” As an assessment, ask your pupils to select a quote from their reading, identify the speaker, and explain the significance of the line to the story. These concepts can be applied to any narrative and the activity is a good assessment of the writer’s understanding of the text.
Students read the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. They then conduct research on British and American literature from 1800 to the present and select a book that they believe is important and should survive in the event that all books and literary resources are destroyed. They memorize and recite a portion of the work they have selected and justify their book's importance to humanity based on the research they have conducted.
Students write a four paragraph essay that tells about two things in society that Ray Bradbury criticizes in the book, Fahrenheit 451. In this social criticism instructional activity, students develop a thesis based on their reading of the book and develop it into a complete essay.
Tenth graders explore the concept of censorship through a reading of Fahrenheit 451. They discuss the issue and its relation to contemporary society. Students work in groups to debate the pros and cons of censorship in our society.
Is a book "a loaded gun"? After completing Part One of Fahrenheit 451, individuals are asked to craft a letter to Captain Beatty in response to this charge and present their own ideas about books and education. In addition, class members examine the effects of the third person limited point of view.
After reading Captain Beatty's speech (pg. 54-63) in Fahrenheit 451, provide your class with these analysis questions. Six questions are included here, using Bloom's Taxonomy to focus on knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis activity, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked) which acts as the basis for a pro/con list analyzing Google's privacy policies. After creating a paired perspectives poem, learners read excerpts from Fahrenheit 451 and The Veldt, connecting to current technology expansion. Finally, pupils synthesize what they have learned in an essay evaluating a quote (provided). A rubric is included and informational text are included.
In this study guide worksheet, students complete a variety of activities based on reading Fahrenheit 451: "The Sieve and the Sand". Students define vocabulary and literary terms used in the reading, answer comprehension questions and describe characters from the story.
Are literature and jazz dangerous as Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera contends? To establish the cultural and historical context of Fahrenheit 451, class members read a short essay about the 1950s and listen to classic jazz artists.