This is the first in a series of adapted public domain works with guided reading questions for in-depth analysis. These questions and responses are written to provoke students to think deeply about the text and utilize text evidence at every opportunity.
"The Cold Equations" is a classic science fiction tale about the harshness of the frontier in the face of innocence. The close attention to science of the time juxtaposed with the emotional content make for a great teaching opportunity. I plan to follow up with informational texts as companions next, with a literary analysis prompt in alignment with FSA-AIR.
Aligned with LAFS and Common Core Standards.