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Title: Science Fiction


1
Science Fiction
  • Trish McCoy
  • Room 203
  • MMS

2
What is science fiction?There are a multitude of
definitions and explanations.Science fiction is
one of those things that we know when we see or
experience it.
3
COMMON TRAITS OF SCIENCE FICTION(Not all science
fiction stories will have all of these qualities.)
  • A setting in the future, in alternative
    timelines, or in a historical past that
    contradicts known facts or history.
  • A setting in outer space, on other worlds, or
    involving aliens.
  • Stories that involve technology or scientific
    principles that contradict known laws of nature.
  • Stories that involve discovery or application of
    new scientific principles (time travel,
    nanotechnology, faster-than-light travel, robots)
  • Stories in which organized society has collapsed.

4
What is a literature circle?
  • A literature circle is a group of students
    reading the same book. All groups in the class
    will be reading the same genre.
  • The groups will meet to read and understand
    sections, to review for presentations, to discuss
    the book, to encourage and motivate.
  • Groups are NOT to enable a student to NOT read
    the book and just gather information from others
    in the group. This helps no one and will reflect
    in everyones grade!
  • At the end of the section, groups will work
    together to prepare and present a PowerPoint on
    their book.
  • The grades for the students will be recorded from
    the PowerPoint presentation, student
    participation in the group exercises, and various
    worksheets and assignments given by the teacher.
  • You MUST read the book in order to achieve
    passing scores on these assignments.
  • Once you choose a book, it is yours. There will
    be no switching groups!
  • Only five students per group. Do NOT choose a
    group simply because your friends are in it. You
    will be stuck with this book for five to six
    weeks, and you will have to read it choose a
    group by book.

5
COULD YOU SURVIVE ON YOUR OWN, IN THE WILD, WITH
EVERYONE FIGHTING AGAINST YOU?Twenty- four are
forced to enter. Only the winner survives.In the
ruins of a place once known as North America lies
the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded
by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the
districts are forced by the Capitol to send one
boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and
eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a
brutal and terrifying fight to the death
televised for all of Panem to see.Survival is
second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss
Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and
younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering
beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss
steps in to take the place of her sister in the
Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death
sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh
survival against humanity and life against love.
Suzanne Collins reads excerpt.
6
Imagine living in the shadows, hiding your
existence from almost everyone in the world. This
is the plight of Jen, Trey, Nina, and all other
third-born children. With their nation plagued by
drought and food shortages, their government has
made it illegal for families to have more than
two children. Yet thousands of thirds exist
without identification cards or rights of any
kind. As these shadow children begin to discover
and communicate with each other, their worldviews
broaden. They begin to wonder why their
government claims that they are the cause of all
of their nation's ills, and they question the
worth of their leaders themselves. Fearfully,
unwittingly, or angrily, these secret children
emerge from the shadows to fight for change.
Seven book series Readers will be required to
read two or three of the books.
7
"Mother? " There was no reply. She hadn't
expected one. Her mother had been dead, now, for
four days, and Kira could tell that the last of
the spirit was drifting away ... Now she was all
alone.Kira, an orphan with a twisted leg, lives
in a world where the weak are cast aside. She
fears for her future until she is spared by the
all-powerful Council of Guardians. Kira is a
gifted weaver and is given a task that no other
community member can do. While her talent keeps
her alive and brings certain privileges, Kira
soon realizes she is surrounded by many mysteries
and secrets. No one must know of her plans to
uncover the truth about her world and see what
places exist beyond.
8
Living in a future where sixteen-year-olds are
surgically transformed from "uglies" to
"pretties," Tally Youngblood struggles with a
choice to become beautiful and content forever,
or to leave the world she knows and keep her own
face. Tally's decisions bring her to both
locations as well as others she'd never dreamed
of, but they also get her in and out of trouble,
and force her to grow and change and learn.
This trilogy follows the high-tech adventures of
Tally Youngblood. As an ugly, then a pretty, and
finally a special, Tally works to take down a
society created to function with perfect-looking
people who never have a chance to think for
themselves.
9
Three young teens witness a total solar eclipse
and are changed forever in this novel, told in
alternating narratives, that weaves exciting
astronomy facts into the teens personal lives.
Ally, 13, is fascinated by the scientific event,
as are 1,000 other people from all over the world
who come to view the Great Eclipse at her
familys wilderness site. Glamorous teen Bree has
an opposite view and is appalled that her
parents, both physics scholars, want to move to
the site how can she manage without the mall?
Then there is Jack, who loves art and science
fiction but is a failure at science and is
brought to the site by his teacher. The
anticipation building up to the great event
brings thrilling changes in all three young
lives.
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