Reflection: Checks for Understanding Read All About It! Sensationalism in F451 (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Visual Prompts on Sensationalism! Discussion and Analysis


The student sensationalism response reveals that the student is beginning to associate the theme of sensationalism with the perpetual hurry sickness in our world, and this is reflected in the world of the text.  I asked a couple of the students to read their responses, and I can see that we are developing a stronger understanding of the theme across the board.  I will need to continue to assess the range of students, as some might be slipping into the topic with incomplete knowledge.

  Checks for Understanding: Student Response to Sensationalism
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Read All About It! Sensationalism in F451 (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 6: Literary: Analyzing Figurative Language in Fahrenheit 451
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify and explain the theme of sensationalism in F451 by discussing out-of-text examples in groups and then by focusing that insight on the character's plight in F451.

Big Idea: We exercise critical reading as we explore media influences in our society and in the text world.

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English / Language Arts, humanism, language choice, connotation, denotation, democracy, Critical Reading, sensationalism, f451, figurative language, comparison paper
  55 minutes
7 matthew yglesias on flickr through creative commons
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