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Reel Reading for Real Readers: Fahrenheit 451

ReelReading2Today a student asked me, “What would you do if there were no books?”

I responded, “You mean if someone burned them?”

Another student chimed in, “You mean like in Fahrenheit 451?”

“Exactly,” I said, turning to the first student, “Do you know that book?”

“No, I was just wondering.”

“In the book Fahrenheit 451, the firemen burn books. Sound interesting?”

And then that little sparkle in the eye that says yes louder than any words could.

Much to my surprise while scrolling through my Twitter feed this afternoon, I saw this headline from Glen Beck’s show:  A warning to the world’: Glen shares an excerpt from Fahrenheit 451. Of course, I stopped, and clicked the link.

Check this out–it doesn’t matter if you are a Glen Beck fan, it’s a great way to introduce students to this great little classic. I think our students will “get” it.

‘A Warning to the World’

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One thought on “Reel Reading for Real Readers: Fahrenheit 451

  1. Erika B. October 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm Reply

    I have yet to read this piece, but it is now on my next-to-read list!

    Listening to this excerpt (and having a renewed understanding of the power of listening to literature), I emailed this clip to a student whom I think is going to be quite intrigued. Something to ponder over the weekend. Thanks, Amy!

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