Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-16)
Students will learn the characteristics of the two genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The literary genres of Fantasy and Science Fiction have stringent rules that apply to each based on their respective sets of defining characteristics. Identifying fantasy and science fiction elements of The Wild Robot will allow students to learn how an author can go about blending two genres into one literary work and what effect that may have on the meaning of the piece.
Class Discussion: What are your first thoughts regarding what separates Science Fiction from Fantasy? What are some examples of books or movies that you think fall into one or the other of these genres and what causes you to make this determination?
Group Activity: Work together with other students to research the characteristics present within either Science Fiction or Fantasy literature. Your group will research only one of...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.2, 9-10.8, 11-12.2, 11-12.8
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