The Martian Chronicles: Response Writing

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Follow the format of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles with a journal-writing activity. Readers choose a character and examine the character's life and circumstances through brainstorming, research, and discussion before writing a journal entry from this character's point of view.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a narrative writing unit and ask individuals to make up their own character, and write from this character's point of view
  • Model the activity with a character from another story the class has read
Classroom Considerations

  • You'll need to provide more guidance for some learners, as the activity only offers vague ideas for journal entries
  • Lesson requires a specific font and type size

  • Versatile for any language arts class
  • Addresses both literary analysis and narrative writing skills in one activity
  • Comes with a newspaper article for reference

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