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Due to its emphasis on figurative language, I call this anchor standard the Ray Bradbury standard.

Common Core L.CCR.5 Explained

L.CCR.5 — that’s the 5th (and penultimate!) College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Ray Bradbury was dominating this standard from the day he was born. In fact, before he passed away, Ray wrote […]

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Fahrenheit 451, the Butchery of Figurative Language, and the CCSS

Every time that I’ve taught Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, one of my opinions of the book remains the same: Bradbury horridly overuses figurative language. Once I finish reading Fahrenheit 451 each year, I don’t want to see another example of simile, metaphor, or personification for at least a few months. Why Teach a Book You […]

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