This is a unit guide with a materials link provided via Google Drive.
Week 1: The "Dumbing Down" of Society
Week 2: The Importance of Reading
Week 3: Censorship
Each part of this unit is designed for one week of instruction with a focus on non-fiction deep reading and thematic timed writing. Thus, the reading of Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 and this supplemental non-fiction unit will cover three (3) weeks of instruction. If the instructor should decide to incorporate additional standards related to fiction, the unit will more than likely extend to a fourth week.
While engaged in this unit, students will:
-Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
-Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
-Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
-Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
-Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Includes link to all materials, instructional weekly guide, informational texts/articles and activities, vocabulary within context, and timed writing prompts, as well as supplemental PPT's to aid the teacher.
Reading sources include MLA citation!