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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.
Grades 5 – 10 | Calendar Activity |  October 21
Students examine realistic and non-realistic elements of a familiar fantasy story of their choice.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 22
Students do a Bradbury author study and then create flyers to advertise their favorite story using the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 9
Students write original short stories in the science fiction genre based on some of Farmer's works and society's most hotly-debated issues, such as cloning, toxic waste, and brain implants.
Grades 6 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Written with the Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy.