Day 1

Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read the first half of Part 1, "The Hearth & The Salamander," through the part where Montag asks his wife about what happened to Clarisse and learns the answer (around page 50 of various editions).

Common Core Objectives

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    * Introduction to reading well: learning how to get acquainted with a new work of literature by examining characters, tone, and setting; finding early themes; appreciating the achievement of good writing.

    * Introduction to thinking well: using the discussion questions to do more than just read.

    * Introduction to speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development and discussion of thought questions.

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