This manuscript focuses on fifth graders’ understanding of science fiction. It is argued that it is necessary for students to understand both reading strategies and the key elements of a genre for comprehension. Students read The Giver within literature circles and conversation and written responses about the book were used for analysis. It was found that students often focused on the same aspects of text and noticed several elements of science fiction.
Barone, D., & Barone, R. (2014). Stepping Into Science Fiction: Understanding the Genre. Reading Horizons, 53 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol53/iss3/5