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The Constitution and s’mores

Today was the annual burning of our Constitution tests and, as I am retiring this June, perhaps the last time it will happen on school grounds. We are required to destroy these nationally mandated tests because of the off chance … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Soon

In the classroom I have had the “Apocalypse Soon” sign for quite a few years. I rescued it after a middle school play when the students were striking the set. It has hung in a variety of places in my … Continue reading

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Introducing Fahrenheit 451 for the last time

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The annual burn

Every year we burn our Constitution tests. Because our school receives federal funding we are mandated to give a Constitution test in the 8th grade and then mandated to destroy it just in case an upcoming 8th grader lays their … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit stream of consciousness

When we read Fahrenheit 451, I have the students (8th grade) write a response to each of the parts, right after they have read it. I encourage them to let it be stream of consciousness about their reactions to the … Continue reading

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One star Amazon reviews for Fahrenheit 451

I’ve been trying to read some of the “modern classics” that I never got around to. Good thing this one was really short because it was a rambling, boring, snooze fest. While the premise of this story is an interesting … Continue reading

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Keeping her place in 451

A personally crafted book mark.  

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Eighth graders annotate Fahrenheit 451

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Bradbury Slam

Yes, once again, it was the Bradbury Slam to end the winter quarter. All the 8th grade students have just finished reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and they were asked to write a short story in the style of Bradbury. … Continue reading

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Context, Explanation, Connection—trainwreck

OK, OK. Today was the worst, the really worst class ever. The morning class was great, but this afternoon. Phew. It was the same project. The same material but whoa. No engagement. Was it me? Was it all of us? … Continue reading

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