"A Sound of Thunder" Short Story Unit: CCSS

"A Sound of Thunder" Short Story Unit: CCSS
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This short story has everything, time-travel, a controversial presidential election,and dinosaurs. Ray Bradbury wrapped all of this together in a powerful short story rich with imagery and filled with literary devices. Use this lesson to make the English Literature Standards real for your students.

This packet is filled with three creative project based assignments and a group activity that will lead the entire class in a review of several literary devices: Direct Characterization, Indirect Characterization, Tone/Mood, Sensory Imagery, Conflict, Foreshadowing, Personification, Hyperbole, and Symbolism, a mini-poster with essential question and Common Core Objective. Technology is involved in almost every element of the unit. This is a wonderful and engaging short story that is rich with detail and textual evidence.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone
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