Lesson 1 (from Prologue: The Illustrated Man)
Ray Bradbury is the author of The Illustrated Man. The objective of this lesson is to discuss Ray Bradbury and his writing.
1) Research: Read biographical information about Ray Bradbury. Write answers to these questions: When and where was Bradbury born? Was his town or a part of his town one of the first things he wrote about? Why or why not? Where did Bradbury attend high school? When did Bradbury become a full-time writer? Describe Bradbury's family life.
2) Class discussion: Use reference materials as needed. When does Bradbury say he fell in love with writing? What was one of the first things he wrote about? How did celebrations lead Bradbury to write? What are Bradbury's best-known books? What types of things has Bradbury written? Does he consider himself to be a science fiction writer? Why or why not? Are many of his works classified as...
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