Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
This book fits into the genre of Science Fiction. The objective of this lesson is to discuss this genre, what it entails, how this book qualifies as a science fiction novel, and why the author would have chosen for this plot to be told in a genre of this nature.
1) Introduction of Genre Lesson: Introduce the details of the science fiction genre including the definition and some examples of other books that fall into this genre. If possible, show examples from books that you have read or will later be reading in the class. Explain what sets the science fiction genre apart from other types of fiction.
2) Class Discussion: Read aloud with the class the part that explains that Ty was born in a home under the sea in a settlement experimenting with subsea culture. Discuss this with the class. How does this...
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