Literature OVALS in Play
As we continue to prepare to read Fahrenheit 451, we are building background to activate metacognition and prior knowledge.
We took in a very special interview with Ray Bradbury. See how it all starts – Fahrenheit 451 Resources.
We watched and discussed the social and political atmosphere (on earth using a video offered at Discoveryeducation.com) before during and after the writing, publication, and response to the book. The video we used was BOOOORING. I will not use it again. It did offer some useful information, and we took it deeper in our discussions in class.
Now we are getting to know how we will attack the actual reading. We will use what I like to call Literature OVALS (my spin on what education professionals call Literature CIRCLES). Check out this page to find out what it’s all about. Post your questions about it in the comment box at the bottom of the page. I hope this helps you out as you prepare for the book.