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This simple and affordable science fiction literary study is for the story, Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed written by Ray Bradbury. The story’s main setting is Mars, where humans have been forced to inhabit, because of an atomic war on Earth. As the story progresses, it alludes to all is not what it seems on this newly inhabited planet. This simple literature unit utilizes simple and innovative lesson concepts to keep even the most reluctant readers interested.
Included in the Unit
Page 4: Core Standards
Page 5: Lesson 1 - Before Reading
Page 6: Lesson 2 – Focus Question
Pages 7 – 8: Lesson 3 – Mood
Page 9: Lesson 4 – Science Fiction
Page 10: Lesson 5 – Vocabulary
Page 11: Lesson 6 – Setting and Sensory Images
Page 12: Lesson 7 – Visual Analysis
Pages 13 - 14: Lesson 8 – Character Description (w/ student example)
Pages 15 – 16: Lesson 9 – Analyze This (w/ student example)
Pages 17 – 18: Lesson 10 – Textual Grammar (w/ student example)
Pages 19 – 20: Lesson 11 – Simile Mania (w/ student example)
Pages 21 – 22: Lesson 12 – Contrasting Characters (w/ student example)
Pages 23 – 26: Final Assessment
Page 27: Answer Key
Page 28: References
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