Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Join aliens, a wild robot, & more on writing adventures that are “out of this world!” This 4-week science fiction writing class includes a weekly 1-hour Zoom call, Google Classroom materials, & personal feedback.


10 students


Class Description: Science Fiction Writing Class

*Important: Read a science fiction book or short story before starting class! (I will also provide sample text from different science fiction stories.)

👽👧😺 Lesson 1: Spotlight on: Animorphs series
Identify the classic elements of a science fiction story. Read sample text from the Animorphs series and discuss its science fiction elements. What if YOU could transform into an animal?

🤖🐣 Lesson 2: Spotlight on: The Wild Robot
Using mentor text from The Wild Robot, we will brainstorm “what ifs…” about super intelligent robots and technology. Students will create their own robot character and send it on an important mission.

☀️🌏🚀 Lesson 3: Spotlight on: The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
Read aloud the fractured fairy tale, The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot. This book is packed with rhymes, sound words, and funny verbs. Students will write a short science fiction story using these writing techniques.

👽👽 Lesson 4: Spotlight on: Third from the Sun and Pattern (short stories)
Aliens have landed! Identify the classic elements of science fiction in two short stories. Learn how to write a twist ending. Students will choose a “story starter” and finish it with a twist ending!


I have 25 years of writing and editing experience, and six years as a writing instructor.

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