Study Guides and Lesson Plans for Science Fiction Classics:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
About Fahrenheit 451:
Nowadays firemen start fires. Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to
a fire and watch books burn up. Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a
past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people
could think. And Guy Montag knew what he had to do....
This is Ray Bradbury's best-known novel. The science fiction tale
concerns censorship and anti-intellectualism, carried on in an alternate society that
conducts huge book burnings as part of the social agenda.
Fahrenheit 451 : A Unit Plan
Complete lesson plans for teaching Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Includes
introduction to the unit, unit objectives, reading assignments, unit outline, study
questions (short answer), study/quiz questions (multiple choice), vocabulary worksheets,
daily lessons planned, related nonfiction reading assignment, oral reading evaluation,
biographical info about the author, three detailed writing assignments (inform, persuade,
personal opinion), vocabulary review games & activities, unit review games &
activities, at least one group activity assignment, discussion questions on all levels
(factual, critical, interpretive, personal response), 2 short answer unit tests, 2
multiple choice unit tests, 1 advanced short answer unit test, unit and vocabulary
crossword puzzles, unit and vocabulary extra worksheets & games, bulletin board ideas,
ready-to-copy student materials, answer keys, and more!
Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451": A Study Guide from Gale's "Novels for Students"
This downloadable e-doc contains: plot summary; character analysis; author biography;
an overview of the novel's themes, style, and historical context; a survey of critical
opinion; excerpts from works of leading critics; study questions; suggestions for further
reading; and much more.
Ray Bradbury: A Critical Companion