Focus: What are Bradbury's themes, and how did he use symbolism to construct them?
Happy April, everybody!
1. Warming up with F451's central symbols
With your partners, explore the symbol you've been given using these steps:
a. Draw/cut out what your symbol looks like. The more detailed, the better.
b. Find one or two good quotations from the book that describes your symbol. Write it on your symbol.
c. Brainstorm all the larger ideas your symbol represents in this book; try to find variation (it represents _______, but it also reveals ______). Be prepared to defend your thinking.
2. Finding patterns among the symbols to form larger themes
On our class blog, try one (or more) of these:
Bradbury uses the symbols of ____________ and ___________ to warn us that...
Bradbury uses the symbols of ____________ and ___________ to criticize our society for...
Bradbury uses the symbols of ____________ and ___________ to encourage people to...
2. Explaining how to set up your notes for The Truman Show (click HERE for a trailer)
Please start a new document called "___________ (your last name) Truman Show Notes" and share it with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
This document will eventually be worth 40 points in the growth category.
Include the following categories in your notes:
a. Characters: Names, personality traits, clothes, things they say
b. Motifs/symbols: Specific objects that seem symbolic, what they might represent, and how they change throughout the film
c. Questions: Level 1, 2, and 3 questions; try to answer them at the end of the film
d. Connections to Fahrenheit 451: Be specific and original (these will form the backbone of your essay)
3. Starting The Truman Show
1. Start studying words 16-30 in your F451 vocabulary packets; quiz this Friday.
2. If you're delivering your banned book speech this Friday, start preparing and rehearsing.
3. Remember that this Friday marks the end of the second six-week grading period; if you have any makeup work (missed fishbowl blogs, reading journals that you need to revise/do for the first time, etc), it must be completed by this Friday.