Day 1

The Martian Chronicles Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read the first chapters of the book, from the opening chapter "January 1999--Rocket Summer" to the end of the chapter "April 2000--The Third Expedition."

You may want to point out to students as they read that they will notice that the chapters are not numbered but are designed with a date and a title.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

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