Daily Lessons for Teaching Startide Rising

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Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Part 1, Buoyancy (Chapters 1-13))


Prologue and Part 1, Buoyancy (Chapters 1-13)

This book fits into the genre of science fiction. The objectives of this lesson will be 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) Class Discussion: 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) Oral Reading/Discussion: Read aloud with the class the part that explains what the mission of the Streaker is and where its crew came from. Discuss this with the class. How does this...

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