The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury

The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury
The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury
The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury
The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury
The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury
The Pedestrian Mini Unit by Ray Bradbury
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Is it possible that walking is a bad idea - especially when you have a perfectly good TV at home to watch? Maybe in the "progressive" dystopian world in which the protagonist of Bradbury's "The Pedestrian" lives. Could it be that the world today is shaping up to be more and more like what Bradbury predicted in his short story "The Pedestrian"? Students will explore answers to that exact question as they "walk" through the stages of this modern, intriguing, and thought-provoking unit.

In this unit plan written for an ELA classroom, a classic science fiction text meets a current text as the main theme is carried across genres. Students will examine these texts and make connections among texts and to the world around them, while thinking critically and digging deeply into their own ideas about what they want for the future.

In this unit, you will find classroom-tested strategies, activities, and questions that have worked for my students and serve the purpose of Common Core. The structure of this unit is designed to guide students through the texts, and as they go, the questions and thinking build. The overarching questions are present and addressed in every segment, and the work prepares students for the culminating task. A unit plan such as this one gives the teacher ultimate flexibility in instruction, assessment, and classroom procedure. Even though, every idea and concept is tied together so that students can write an essay for the culminating assignment, you could pick up this unit and just do the pieces that you have time for.

Considering teaching Fahrenheit 451 or any other of Bradbury's texts? This is an excellent pairing or gateway for that approach as well. Plus, if you are looking for a lesson for Banned Books weeks, this would be perfect!

Included in this pack:
•Essential questions
•Full teacher's guide
•Interactive plot review activity with answers
•Vocabulary with answers
•Comprehension and Analysis Questions with answers
•Figurative Language practice with answers
•Diction practice with answers
•Symbolism practice with answers
•Creative follow-up activity
• Full length argumentative text-based essay prompt with rubric
•Common Core links

Interested in more of my literature units:
American Literature Full Curriculum
Soldier's Home
Fahrenheit 451
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Rose for Emily
To Build a Fire

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Total Pages
27 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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