These teacher-tested essay prompts can be used with any science fiction or fantasy short story or novel. All questions are Common Core aligned and require text-based details. Students will begin by reading a thought-provoking quote about the genre that is written by a great author, such as Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling, Isaac Asimov and more. They will then write a critical lens style essay connecting the quote to a work of literature.
Five quotes are included. Two apply to science fiction selections, two apply to fantasies, and the fifth can apply to a science fiction or fantasy selection.
Included in this download:
~ Common Core Standards and suggested ways to use the prompts
~ Critical lens outline
~ Essay prompts on individual sheets for easy copying
~ Essay prompts on one page for differentiating instruction