Writing Assignment Description:
Using the novel, Fahrenheit 451 and various informational texts, students addressed the guiding question—Has Ray Bradbury’s vision of the future come to fruition?
Students had to reference the book and at least two of the following articles in their essay:
At 80, Ray Bradbury still fighting the future he foresaw
Man behind NSA leaks says he did it to safeguard privacy, liberty
Privacy fears grow as cities increase surveillance
They loved your GPA. Then they saw your tweets.
An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatience and Forgetfulness
How This Writing Can Be Useful:
- Showcases the use of precise vocabulary and sentence structure to establish strong author's voice
- Establishes a clear topic and supports the topic with well-chosen relevant facts and citations from text
- Models how to use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify connections between complex ideas
Common Core State Standards
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