Thematic Language Arts
The basis of the unit is language arts but moves beyond to involve research skills, problem solving, and higher-level thinking. The unit revolves around a motivating theme (courage, science fiction, the Olympics, and mythology) and includes ready-to-use activities, teacher directions, student directions, and assessments. The format includes standards, a unit focus, Bloom's learning levels, and suggested products. Web sites and resources are recommended for researching for middle school students.
Adventures in Science Fiction
Fahrenheit 451 novel study
Discovering the elements of science fiction using excerpts from science fiction novels
Literature circles and project ideas for science fiction novels
“Twilight Zone” episodes with vocabulary investigations and discussion questions.