Day 4

The Martian Chronicles Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Actions and Reactions

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Students evaluate and compare the reactions and actions of two different characters in how they respond to native Martians.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6

    Structure:

    Review with students the chapter September 2005--The Martian.

    Encourage a whole-class discussion of how Sam Parkhill reacts when approached by the Martians. What are his actions following this initial reaction?

    Have students compare Parkhill's reaction and actions with what they can infer would be the reaction and actions of Spender, if he were approached by Martians in the same way. How...

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