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Teaching Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. \n\nGuy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. \n\nMontag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television \n"family". But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where

Ray Bradbury
Simon & Schuster Inc.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.6 - Point of View, RL.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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