It's hard to believe we are already 3/4 of the way through the first nine weeks! This week is an introductory mini-unit on Science Fiction. The first story we are reading is called "The Last Dog". In a nutshell, it's futuristic story about a boy named Brock who lives within a dome on Earth. The reason for this is that Earth is too poisoned for humans to live on. He finds a puppy while on a foray into the outdoors beyond the dome walls. He has to make a decision when the scientists want to do tests on the dog.
I assigned vocabulary words for both of our stories this week for students to learn both how to spell and the definition. The words for "The Last Dog" are: copious, disembodied, evasive, foray, foresighted, languish, posterity, and reproof.
For "Monster's Are Due on Maple Street", students will need to learn: assent, antagonism, contorted, converging, defiant, incriminate, optimistic, and revelation.
Student activities this week are going to involve creating a News Article, CComic book cartoons and a few other things. I think students will truly enjoy the selections I have chosen for them to read this week. I'm just sorry I will not be here all week to enjoy it with them.
As always if you have any questions, comments, etc., please feel free to comment.