Ray Bradbury

His Life & a Sample of His Work

Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy and horror author who rejected being categorized as a science fiction author, claiming that his work was based on the fantastical and unreal. His best known novel is Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian study of future American society in which critical thought is outlawed. He is also remembered for several other popular works, includingThe Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury won the Pulitzer in 2004, and is one of the most celebrated authors of the 21st century. He died in Los Angeles on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.

*You do NOT need to watch the video below beyond 17 min. at that point you can turn it off and take the quiz below it. It is completely up to you. I hope you enjoy it Bradbury is an interesting personality :)

NEA Big Read: Meet Ray Bradbury

" All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury

CLICK HERE to read our story. Then create an Animoto project. Animoto is a FREE online program that takes videos, music, photos and text and creates a VERY cool looking presentation! You will be creating a presentation FROM MARGOT'S point of view of how she feels about missing the sun. Click Here for a sample. Your choice of video, pictures, text, and especially music should show this.

Step 1: You need to go to www.animoto.com and create a free account.
Step 2: Choose a template (I suggest "water" for obvious reasons)
Step 3: Add pictures, text, video (optional) and music to set the mood of how Margot feels about what was taken from her.
Step 4: Click Publish and CLICK HERE to submit the link.

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