Lesson Plan

Concept Mapping Themes for Fahrenheit 451

Learn how to visually organize themes from the novel.


(Framework Domain 1c: Setting Instructional Goals)

1. Students will learn how to determine the central themes for a novel (in this case, we will be looking specifically at Fahrenheit 451). 


English Language Arts
Grades 6 – 12
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1 Introduction- Anticipatory Set:

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Watch “The Mind Matters Show -Becky on the Concept Map” found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmncg-Kzhq8 . This video will give students a good general overview of what a concept map can do (as well as show them what it can do for them in other classes/experiences). 

2 Instructional Activities:

Concept Map and Theme Discussion: Students will brainstorm and discuss themes to be written/drawn onto a concept map via lucidchart.com. They will each make their own concept map, but will have a collaborative discussion to generate ideas for themes and supporting details.