Hey folks. I inherited a 10th grade English class about a week before the school year began (which is interesting, because I've never taught 10th grade English before). The curriculum guide, honestly, sucks. All it does is have the students work with the same exact skills that they did over and over again last year. I didn't really see much point in teaching the same stuff to the same kids (half of my 10th grade students were in my 9th grade class last year). As such, I've been re-organizing some things. There is a decent amount of science fiction in the anthology ("There Will Come Soft Rains" among others). I also have access to F451. I decided that it would be neat to teach a science fiction unit. I have some things I've already brought together in terms of stories and what not, but I was wondering if anyone has ever taught a SF course before. I'm a little unsure of the skills I should be teaching with these SF stories. Should I go with a thematic approach? A defined approach (looking at the different types of SF)? A socio-political approach? I want to avoid the monotonous, "read this and I'll quiz you on what you read." Any ideas are welcome. PS: I would also love to get some SF poetry for the unit if anyone knows of anything worthwhile. Thanks!