Category Archives: Bradbury

“It’s like trying to dive into ice.”

We have just begun Fahrenheit 451, which is a perfect book for 8th graders. They are completely blown away that this was written over 60 years ago, because they are quick to spot some of the tendencies in contemporary society … Continue reading

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder…”

I don’t know if there is an actual written law about needing to get rid of the Constitution tests that the students take, but we don’t give them back to them. I guess this is done because next year’s students … Continue reading

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“Sting me with the theremin, loudly.”

Making learning visceral, tactile, tangible is my goal as a teacher. So, of course, as we have just finished reading Fahrenheit 451, and have begun to unravel many of the allusions in the book, we just had to experience the … Continue reading

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