ABC’s of Fahrenheit 451
You will be preparing some version of The ABCs of Fahrenheit 451 based on your
knowledge of the plot, characters, themes, and setting.
There are three appropriate formats to choose from: a storyboard,
a book, or a power point. Work will be independent, and you must
have all materials available in class every day (i.e. if you’re working
on a power point, bring a flash drive with your work).
Each letter/slide requires at least two sentences of explanation in
You are responsible for 21 slides/letters. The teacher will provide
letters U, V, X, Y and Z. You may not swap a letter out and you will
not get extra credit for completing those slides.
You must include at least three (3) direct quotes with proper
parenthetical documentation in the entire project.
You must include literary and plot elements, cultural significance
and author background.
Literary Elements 5 required elements
Don’t: Select the letter “S” for “Symbol.”
Do: Title the letter “S” “Salamander” and then explain why the
Salamander is an important symbol in the story.
Author Background 1 required
Don’t: Just choose “B” for “Bradbury” and then write a simple statement
such as, “Ray Bradbury is the author of Fahrenheit 451.”
Do: Use “P” to represent “The Pedestrian” and further explain that
Bradbury was inspired to write Fahrenheit 451 after a short story he had
written, called “The Pedestrian.”
Cultural Significance 1 required
Don’t: Just choose “T” to represent “TV.”
Do: Use “W” to represent “Worried” and further explain, “In an interview
with Ray Bradbury on his official website, Bradbury explains that he was
worried about ‘people being turned into morons by TV.’”
Due Friday, November 12th
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The content is
Most of the content
Content is typically generally accurate, All content
is accurate but
Content – confusing and/or but one piece of
there is one piece
Accuracy contains many information is clearly presentation is
of information that is
factual errors. flawed or accurate.
Many requirements Several requirements were
were met. Project
were not met. requirements were met. Project
includes all material
Project is lacking not met. Project is includes most
needed to gain a
Content - several key missing more than material needed to
Requirements elements and has two key elements. It gain a comfortable
inaccuracies that would make and understanding of
the topic. It is a
make it a poor incomplete study the material. It is an
study guide. guide. adequate study
Presentation has no
Presentation has spelling or
grammatical errors Presentation has a
many misspellings punctuation errors
are distracting. couple misspellings
and/or grammatical and 1-2
grammatical and/or errors. Near perfect
are present, but not Perfect
spelling errors. PD.
cited not cited. parenthetical
Graphics missing Drawings or
from some pages. graphics do not
Use of Some graphics are
Some graphics are
detract from the
difficult to decipher. Graphics/drawings
Graphics, inappropriate. students’ work, but
Graphics are too are neat and
Pictures & Graphics are add to the
small, not outlined, appropriate.
distracting or make understanding of
Drawings content difficult to
read. characters, etc.
Ink is used to
Assignment is not Effort is not clear. appropriate),
enhance writing or
colorful and/or Some work is traced/outlined,
Overall pictures. Typed
appears to have attractive but parts and well thought-
Presentation been completed at were likely done in a
Effort is obvious.
out. All pictures,
the last minute just hurry. Color is text, and lettering
& Neatness to hand in the incorporated, but
Appears the student
are clear. Project is
took pride in their
assignment. space is not filled. clean, neat, and