This 5-6 week unit combines Reading and Writing Workshop into a Literature Circle Genre Study of Dystopian Fiction and hits on a wide array of reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards. Download the preview to read the full lesson plans, purchase the full unit and receive all of the worksheets, directions, models, and rubrics.
This unit has been classroom tested and student approved! My students really loved this unit, largely because dystopian / science fiction is of major interest to them, and because they got to pursue their own reading selection and reading style. This unit helped us to discover how literature can be used as a critique on society and a metaphor for our deepest fears and dreams.
* Detailed Lesson Plans
* Independent Reading Checkpoints
* Cooperative Genre Study Activity (Dystopian Fiction Formula)
* 2 Essay Options including:
* Model Essays
* Optional / Alternative assignment: Book Trailer
I designed this unit for my 7th grade Gifted and Talented class, so I believe this unit would work well for grades 7+ (especially 8th grade!).
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