Reflection: Essay Writing Building a Mirror Factory: Finishing Fahrenheit 451 and Contemplating the Message - Section 3: Final Assignment


It's Friday afternoon. Let me rephrase: it's our last Friday afternoon together. It's hot.. 90 degrees outside and even hotter in my sun-baked classroom. And yet, despite the obstacles, we had a meaningful conversation about the novel and their last essay. I'm just so impressed. This class has come so far. In September, more than a few of these freshmen handed in full essays with minimal punctuation-- sentences would span 10 lines, commas were a optional, and possession was a foreign entity. Our discussions paralleled their writing: minimal and lacking reflection. But today, they asked questions and made notes on the page without prompting. So much can change in a few short months. Please don't get me wrong: I'm not magician. These essays will still have too many run-on sentences and too few marks of possession, but they will be better, just like our discussion was better today.

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Building a Mirror Factory: Finishing Fahrenheit 451 and Contemplating the Message

Unit 11: Fahrenheit 451: Burning Bright
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT determine a theme of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details by synthesizing through discussion and writing the central ideas of Fahrenheit 451.

Big Idea: What does reading a book have to do with looking in a mirror?

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