These pieces are designed to be sample science fiction writing exemplars. They have the 5th grade ReadyGen science fiction unit in mind, however can be used for any science fiction writing unit and can apply to other grades (depending on the level of your students). It includes level 3 and 4 samples:
-- The level 3 is on a single page, making it easy to enlarge and post.
-- The level 4 is written at a very high level so the students can see an advanced text and understand what is needed to get to this level.
Narrative aspects such as dialogue, character development and plot sequence are shown, and characteristics of science fiction (i.e., the incorporation of real science and facts) are included as well.
In the story, the lead character Martin creates the world's first artificial intelligence. One day his AI creation is tapped to explore Mars for possible colonization. When it gets there, it realizes it would rather not have people around and decides to stay on Mars and begin an AI colony. Martin is sent there to see what happened, but decides to stay himself.