Day 3

The Martian Chronicles Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

The third section of the book comprises the chapters from August 2001--The Settlers through April 2005--Usher II. These chapters describe the various pursuits and experiences of the human settlers on Mars.

Please note--and tell the students--that the chapter June 2003--Way in the Middle of the Air takes place on Earth and describes the reaction of a white racist to the departure of the African Americans in his community, probably in the Deep South. Warn students that the "n-word" is used in this chapter, but it is used by the main racist character, Mr. Teece, and is quite in keeping with his character and his bigotry.

Common Core Objectives

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    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to...

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