Analyzing allusions is one of the most assessable content standards to teach with Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury included countless allusions in his novel in order to add depth and importance to his characters and plot. For these activities, students are asked to find and analyze their own allusions in the novel, share their examples with others, and refine their own notes by gathering different examples from their peers. Then, you can assess how much your students have learned by giving them a quiz on the material.
- Lesson Plans
- Allusions in Fahrenheit 451 Individual Activity
- Allusions in Fahrenheit 451 Group Follow-up Activity
- Analyzing Allusions Multiple Choice/Matching Quiz (15 questions)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
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