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Friesen, Doug; Simon, Rob – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
In this article, we describe how eighth-grade students and teacher candidates used sound and listening to remix and attune themselves (Stewart, 2011) to the dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury (2011). We situate our sound inquiries in relation to critical literacy (Vasquez, Janks, & Comber, 2019; Wargo, 2019) and sound…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Literature Appreciation, Science Fiction
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Linkous, Holley – International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 2020
A student of self-directed learning provides a perspective commentary on the use of fiction to foster discussion of themes, studies, and theories related to self-directed learning. The novel used is Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," set in a future dystopian society where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned by government…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Novels, Literary Criticism, Adult Education
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Ebbers, Frances A. – English Journal, 1991
Provides a curriculum unit using the novel "Fahrenheit 451" to provide student-centered activities based on solid pedagogical methodology. Emphasizes value-centered analysis of the novel, comparison of alternative arguments, and integration of cooperative learning activities. (PRA)
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Novels, Reading Instruction
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Gardner, Robert – English Journal, 1997
Reports on results of a teacher's experiment in book burning as a lesson accompanying the teaching of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Discusses student reactions and the purpose of or justification for the experimental lesson. (TB)
Descriptors: Censorship, Classroom Techniques, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Secondary Education
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Rossuck, Jennifer – English Journal, 1997
Describes how a course on censorship taught at an all-girls high school in Tacoma, Washington, drew on current event controversies to initiate discussion. Outlines the course's four units and uses Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" to frame course questions. (TB)
Descriptors: Censorship, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Descriptions, High Schools
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Sanders, Thomas E. – College Composition and Communication, 1974
Presents a plea for the inclusion in our classrooms of literature reflecting the philosophy and culture of all groups of people, not just literature in the Judeo-Christian tradition. (TO)
Descriptors: American Culture, American History, American Indian Culture, Black Literature
Sisario, Peter – Engl J, 1970
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices
Allen, L. David – 1975
A guide for teaching science fiction in secondary and college classrooms, this book contains an introductory essay that covers a variety of points about teaching science fiction, with a discussion of the audience, the correlation between science and fiction, and the changing role of science fiction. In a second essay, four categories of science…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Science Fiction
Wagmister, Fabian; Burke, Jeff – 2002
This paper presents a vision of digital technology for the museum as a dynamic connection-making tool that defines new genres and enables new experiences of existing works. The following media-rich interactive installations and performances developed at the HyperMedia Studio, a digital media research unit in the UCLA (University of California Los…
Descriptors: Databases, Information Technology, Interaction, Multimedia Materials
Grindstaff, Faye Louise – 1968
To compare structural analysis with experiential reflective analysis as teaching techniques for literature, a study was made of the written responses of three groups of typical 10th-graders after reading four modern novels--Paul Annixter's "Swiftwater," Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," Bel Kaufman's "Up the Down Staircase," and John…
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Novels
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC. – 1988
Compiled from the reading lists of 60 exemplary schools, this "summertime" reading list provides titles of tried-and-true works published in or before 1960 which appeared on at least five of the school reading lists. Selections are divided according to grade level. The list offers over 100 book or series of titles recommended for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Aloud to Others
Cobine, Gary R. – 1993
A critical reader "does more than simply soak up bits and pieces of information." He applies a personal reserve of knowledge and experience to a text to ascribe possible meanings. In other words, he interprets. In addition, he compares his own values and beliefs with those suggested to him by a text and defends them, if necessary. In…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed. – 1997
This is the third volume of the "Biography Today Author Series." Each volume contains alphabetically arranged sketches. Each entry provides at least one picture of the individual profiled with additional information about the birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature
Boreen, Jean – 1994
A curriculum that asks students to consider the implications of censorship would include not only "Fahrenheit 451" but also other works of adolescent literature, Holocaust literature, and science fiction. Works written about the Holocaust, which can be considered a type of absolute censorship, help students to consider censorship's…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Class Activities, Curriculum Development
Small, Robert C., Jr., Ed.; Kelly, Patricia P., Ed. – Virginia English Bulletin, 1986
In order to help teachers identify works of literature that will remain vibrant parts of their students' lives and give them new insights into themselves, their friends, and their enemies, this journal contains articles suggesting works that the authors found most meaningful to themselves. Titles and authors are as follows: (1) "'April Morning':…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Higher Education