Day 1

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Truth Is Stranger Than Science Fiction

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    To understand how the sci-fi and fantasy genres affect the character of Oscar

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9

    Structure:

    Divide the class into small groups. Each group should choose a work of science fiction or fantasy mentioned by Oscar (The Lord of the Rings, for example, or Watchmen, or Dune) and research the characters and relationships portrayed in it. Provide the class with resources for this research, which should include web sites, reviews of the work, excerpts, film clips, etc.

    Each group should then present a report to the class, explaining...

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