American science fiction writer Isaac Asimov gives us a world where robots have emotions and dreams for a future where they no longer must serve the needs of mankind. In this compelling 45-minute lesson, students will sharpen their literary analysis skills by digging into Isaac Asimov’s short story, “Robot Dreams,” identifying symbolic elements, and making modern connections to the disturbing tale.
This lesson includes:
1 page detailed lesson plan notes with online story links
1 page lit. analysis handout featuring depth-of-knowledge questions that require students to analyze the text as well as make modern connections to Isaac Asimov’s story
2 pages of a detailed answer key to help you easily grade students’ work and guide in-class discussion
Student handout is included in both PDF and Google Drive format.
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