Ready Player One | The Great American Read

Ready Player One | The Great American Read
Ready Player One | The Great American Read
Description

Ready Player One is the 2011 blockbuster by Ernest Cline set in a dystopian near-future. The novel follows a young man named Wade, who escapes his bleak life by going into a virtual world called The Oasis. Actor Wil Wheaton, who also performed the audiobook, shares his love for the story. We also meet Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO of the Drone Racing League, where racers can have a virtual reality experience of their own. Horbaczewski reveals why he feels the DRL is similar to the experiences in Ready Player One, and why he loves and relates to the book.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Watch a video segment and answer contextual questions about the novel, “Ready Player One.” 
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of virtual worlds discussed in the novel in a short essay 
  • Explore the meaning of the term “immersive” in a short essay 
  • Build vocabulary and reading comprehension skills using the vocabulary list associated with this resource
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