Teacher Guide

The Martian Chronicles Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to discuss the issues presented in the book, as well as to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of improving students’ written expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class. However, students should not be discouraged from choosing their own essay topics. Students should use the more formal literary style in writing their literary essays. Remember that grading an essay should not depend on a simple checklist of required...

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