The Martian Chronicles: Fishbowl Discussion

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles provides the text for a fishbowl activity. Class members to sit in concentric circles, with the center circle discussing the topics from the book, and the outer circle observing the participants.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use with another story, discussion topic, or debate lesson
  • Have class members formulate their arguments and responses in the days leading up to the discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The approach is appropriate for any class discussion
Pros

  • A helpful addition to any reading unit or discussion day
  • Encourages learners to work collaborative to talk about what they have read
Cons

  • The resource is not specific to the novel and doesn't provide discussion questions