As finals approached this year, I had a desire to do something different. In the past I’ve had students write a timed five-paragraph argument essay about whether Montag, from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, is a conformist or nonconformist. My students had already written four essays this year, so I
Caitlin Tucker challenged her students to select a metaphor from Fahrenheit 451 and bring it life. The result was an amazing burst of energy.