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Literature Suggestions

Suggestions for Reading and Discussing the LiteratureThis section of the parallel ELA unit gives teachers activity and resource ideas to use with the three suggested science fiction books.

Objectives

  1. The students will develop their knowledge of the features of science fiction by reading and comparing science fiction stories and novels.
  2. The students will develop critical reading skills (analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing) by using a variety of reading strategies to interpret meaning in science fiction.
  3. The students will communicate their views and opinions on a topic by reading science fiction and responding to the themes, events, and concepts orally and/or in writing.

STANDARDS   ADDRESSED

http://standardstoolkit.k12.hi.us/index.html

Standards addressed will depend on which activities you select

LA.9.2.1; LA.10.2.1

LA.9.3.1, LA.9.3.4;   LA.10.3.2-LA.10.3; LA.11.3.1-LA.11.3.3; LA.12.3.1-LA.12.3.2

LA.9.4.1-LA.9.4.4;   LA.10.4.1-LA.10.4.2; LA.11.4.1-LA.11.4.2; LA.12.4.1-LA.12.4.2

LA.9.5.2-LA.9.5.4;   LA.10.5.2-LA.10.5.3; LA.11.5.1-LA.11.5.3; LA.12.5.1-LA.12.5.2

LA.9.7.2-9.7.4; LA.10.7.2-10.7.3

LA.9.6.1; LA.10.6.1, LA.10.6.3; LA.11.6.1; LA.12.6.1

Many activities in these lessons also address the ELA Common Core Standards for Reading:Literature - grades 9-12

Discuss features of science fiction. This science fiction link can be used to guide your discussion.

Keep a chart with the following categories to compare features of SF and fill it in as the selected literature is read: (TR)

  • Futuristic Setting or Alternate History
  • Theme (philosophical, ethical, or moral issues)
  • Characters that are not Human
  • Plausible Science/Technology
  • Evidence of Dystopia

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