The Martian Chronicles: K-W-H-L Activity

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Prepare your class for a unit on Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles with an activity that works for pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading. Learners fill out a K-W-H-L chart to reflect on what they already know, what they'd like to learn, how they will find the information they need, and what they eventually learned once they have finished the novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members add their charts to a reading journal or language arts binder
  • Use a large piece of poster paper to create a chart for the whole class, or ask small groups to create their own brainstorm charts
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource, created by a student teacher, contains an explanation and rationale for the activity

  • Comes with an example of the activity, as well a a blank graphic organizer that instructors could use with any other story or book
  • Encourages readers to think critically about what they read

  • None
Common Core