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SF Formative fun

SF formative fun image

Bianca Hewes, in her blog, set the challenge:

“… there are the usual ways of getting students to do a quiz, answer a question or two in a discussion or write a brief reflection on learning in a learning journal. These are great but can become monotonous for students and for teachers. Variety forces people to think in new ways and fall out of over-used patterns of thought.”

Here’s my response: I’ve been working on a new syllabus unit for Year 9, based around Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, looking particularly at cyborgs in SF. The emphasis is on understanding the constructed nature of the genre. So here’s my high-interest formative activity that gives students a chance to play with constructing an image then checks out their ability to discuss some of the central ideas.
See what you think. The activity is here: SF formative fun

Details of the source of the article are in the link.

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