Your students won’t stop talking about the themes of this story! “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury addresses so many themes that resonate with kids! Your students will want to analyze characters, motive, plot, and the concept of living on another planet.
This unsettling story is great for middle school and high school students — sure to bring up great discussion on bullying, compassion for others, and accepting newcomers.
This resource includes:
- print and digital workbooks
- teacher lesson plans
- pre-reading survey
- author mini research activity
- comprehension questions
- vocabulary collector
- plot diagram that digs into three important plot elements
- plot resolution
- comparison/contrast setting activity
- text evidence graphic organizer for setting analysis
- argue a point writing activity based on setting analysis
- character motivation using text evidence
- analysis of character motivation
- theme study
- writer’s craft analysis of descriptive writing
- writer’s craft analysis of figurative language
- descriptive writing practice
- mini research on Venus
- comparison and contrast activity to be used after viewing a film version of the story
- extension ideas for a short project
- complete answer key
By the end of this unit, your students will have:
- examined vocabulary
- analyzed plot, character motivation, setting and theme
- determined the use of figurative language
- written a short argument, a short character motivation analysis, descriptive text using figurative language
- compared and contrasted text and film versions
- researched two different questions
- studied vocabulary
Reasons to love this unit:
- ready to go — all you need is a copy of the story
- super engaging story!
- includes lesson plans – makes an ideal sub plan
- provides literary analysis practice: students will analyze character, plot, motive, theme, and writer’s craft
This is going to save you so much time!
Please note: This unit does not include a copy of the story since it is not in the public domain. However, it is widely anthologized and easy to find.
Be sure to check out the preview!