Tabloid Science Fiction

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Students will write science fiction stories based on stories brought up in the tabloids.


  • a variety of tabloids


  • Explain science fiction to the class.
    • Science Fiction: a form of fiction that “explores the marvels of discovery and production that may result from present or future developments of science and technology.” (from M.H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms: 6th edition, pg. 218)
  • Have students look through all the tabloids collected and pick a story that interests them and would be suitable for a science fiction story.
  • Students write their science fiction story, making sure that the characteristics explained above are met and that the original story is included somehow.
  • Share stories with the whole class.