Let’s wrap up your pre-reading mini book!
You guys did a nice job on your pre-reading mini books yesterday– they look nice and crispy, to use Jason’s word. Today you have the last 4 pages to fill in, and you will do this work in stations around the room with the documents provided.
Read through the reward posters and respond in your mini books.
- What do you notice about the language used to describe enslaved people?
- What questions do you have?
- What feelings do the documents evoke?
Page 4: Science fiction
Read through the definition of science fiction and use page 4 to respond.
- What are some of the characteristics of science fiction?
- What makes science fiction different than fantasy?
- Have you read or watched any science fiction before? If so, what?
Page 5: Quote
Read through the quote from pages 36-37 of Kindred (the first one listed here) and respond on page 5.
- What is Dana witnessing in this passage and what does she say about it?
- What do you think about her point that seeing something in person is different than seeing it on TV or in a movie? Do you have any examples of when something felt very different in person than it seemed on TV or in a movie?
Page 6: Journal writing
On page 6 of your mini book, do some deep thinking and writing about the information you’ve learned before reading this book: an interview with and biography of the author, a definition of the genre of fiction, primary documents from the book’s time period, and excerpts from the book.
- What questions do you have about the book?
- What is your overall sense of what the book is about, and of what it will be like to read it?
- What are you looking forward to?
- What are you worried about?