|Pierre reads his short story to the class.|
|A student holds Fahrenheit 451,|
a book on the
Bucket List of Science Fiction
|Children experience a "bomb drill" to get context about the|
short story, "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury.
We also touched on how authors have used science fiction to investigate how science and technology effects our lives now and in the future. Many science fiction stories investigate themes such as nuclear war, peace, and religion. As an exercise in narrative writing, I asked the students to write their own science fiction story. I was impressed and entertained.
I am editing them for grammar, spelling, and style. (this was a pass/fail grade. They received full points for completing it)
|As a bonus, I gave my students a 'Bucket List" of Science Fiction literature.|
What would you add to the list. Feel free to comment.
5th through 7th will focus on the WHY's of scientific research in preparation for the UNIT test on Friday. They can use previous tests and flashcards as study guides.
8th Grade will take a test on Tuesday on the history of life on earth. I predict they will do well. From there we will examine classification. They are already familiar with the vocabulary and concepts I expect them to do well.
They have already had access to the cards. I am sharing them with you.