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All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide

All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
All Summer In A Day - Reading Guide
Product Description
This is a short story reading guide for All Summer In A Day (story not included) by Ray Bradbury. This complete unit will help your students demonstrate their understanding of basic reading skills and engage them in thinking beyond the text. Unit is perfect for whole class or small group instruction. Unit could easily be adapted for independent work by turning discussion questions into reader response questions.

This product contains:
Author Study
At the beginning of the activity is a short paragraph that is intended to introduce the student to the author.

Pre-reading activity
A pre-reading quick write will help set the tone for students to engage in All Summer In A Day. The question is designed to help students think about the anticipation the children are experiencing as they wait for the one hour of sunshine.

Stop N Jot
This is a fabulous activity that helps keep students focused on the reading. There are two pages devoted to stop ‘n jot. At the end of each reading page, (All Summer In A Day is usually 4 pages long depending on publisher and number of pictures included in text.) students are to stop, think about what they’ve read and then jot down the main ideas, questions, thoughts and feeling they had as they read. Additionally, there is a space for students to sketch a picture to help them recall the story.

Vocabulary Words
Eight words from the story have been selected for further study. The words were based on necessity of understanding the story and the likelihood of students seeing the word again in other readings. Students will find the words in the reading, research the definition, and use the word correctly within a sentence.

Setting plays an important role in All Summer In A Day. To help build an understanding of the role of the sun in the story and encourage imagination, students are to draw pictures of the setting before the sun comes out and after it comes out.

Plot Diagram
To continue building on literature skills, a plot diagram is included. This could be used as an extension activity, whole class activity or independent work depending on the level of understanding your students have.

An answer key is included for some portions of the reading guide. Activities that encourage creative and critical thinking will not have an answer key as more than one answer is appropriate.

All Middle School Café Short Story units are designed to help educators get the most out of each story and encourage students to engage in critical thinking. Reading guides are appropriate for both middle school and high school (depending on reading skill level).

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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