Module 4 Unit 3 Project Writing a science fiction story Teaching aims: 1. Students are expected to grasp main idea about these two science fiction stories.. 2. Students are required to write
a a science fiction story. 3. Students are provided with a chance to cooperate and work together while writingh. Teaching important and difficult points: 1. The basic elements of science fiction stories. 2. The process of writing a science fiction story. Teaching procedures: Part A Step one Lead-in A short video about Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Questions: Can you use some words to describe this short video which is adapted from a famous science fiction? Step Two Fast Reading Have you ever read these science fiction stories? Step Two Reading Questions: 1.How do they come back to the world above? 2.What do you think is the most amazing thing in the novel? 3.What is the world thirty million years into the future like? Discussion: 4. Do you know what science fiction is? 5.What do Science fiction writers often write about? 6. What are the basic elements of scientific fiction stories? Step There Second Reading Novel Journey to the Center of the Earth Writer Time Place Characters Plot ★The journey _______ through a volcano in Iceland and _______ in a volcano in Italy. ★ On their journey, the three brave travelers catch sight of many strange creatures and experience many ___________ happenings. ★ People can take the machine to travel to the past or the _______. ★ With the ______ of the Time Machine, the author travelled to the future and saw strange creatures, who had________ from mankind. ★ Man’s future seems _____________ as the Earth became cold and was ________ in frost.
The Time Machine
Step Four Post Reading Activities Discussion: 1. Suppose you have been offered such a time machine, when would you like to go? 2. If you were given a chance to take a time trip, which dynasty would you like to go? Why? Step Five writing a science fiction story Science fiction is a kind of story, so what are the basic elements of stories? a certain time period a place main characters a plot a problem to be solved a surprise ending The Mysterious Island Please continue to write the story with your imagination based on fantasy. Tips 1. What will they see on the island? 2. What danger will they meet and how can they go through it? 3. Will Anderson find out his grandfather and what has he been doing these years? 4. Will they get out of the island safely in the end? Present your science fiction story to the class. Step Six Summary & Homework 1. Better your story 2. Make comments on others’ stories
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