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    Welcome to Unit 4 Session 1.  This unit is all about science fiction.  We'll explore the genre, debate its themes, and apply our critical lenses to some amazing literature. 

    In this session, you'll get to pick your sci-fi book, start reading, and have the opportunity to submit Unit 1-3 late work.  Here are a few essential questions we'll consider in this session:

    • How do I know when I’ve read “well enough”?
    • What stays the same and what changes when I read different types of texts?
    • How does note-taking help me summarize and synthesize the message or theme of literary work(s)?
    • What are my options for stretching, compressing, and focusing my interpretations of an author’s message or theme? Is one option better than the others? Why or why not?
    • How do the generalizations and conclusions that I form and draw from various literary works stretch, compress, and focus my perspective?

     This week you will:

    -Read and comprehend the first quarter of selected science fiction novel

    -Evaluate the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a the science fiction genre

    - Evaluate how literary components impact meaning (such as plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, conflict)

    - Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions about selected reading that probe reasoning and evidence; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions