Science Fiction Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Your students may like science fiction, but can they name the literary elements that are unique to this genre? A text lesson lays out important facts for students in this lesson plan and a worksheet assesses understanding before students create their own piece of science fiction.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'science fiction'
  • list examples of science fiction
  • summarize the elements of science fiction

Length

45 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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