Science Fiction (sci-fi) is seriously under-emphasized in the world of classroom instruction. Kids have shown interest time and time again in books that cross into the unreal, and my 6th graders were glued to this book: Supernaturalist by Eion Colfer. This text is rated as a Lexile 650 book, or a Guided Reading Level T. Recommendations for this text range from 5th-7th grade depending on the students’ instructional reading levels.
Included are four two-page hand outs that correspond with the chapters of the book, and contain comprehension and high level thinking tasks for students that are presented in sequential order, for easy access for students. Plus, the different hand outs make it easier for teachers to collect and assess.
Included in the last hand out is a student-choice final project.