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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