This is a lesson plan for the short story All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury covering plot, climax, resolution, point of view, and narrative writing.
The story can be found online or in most middle school literature anthologies between grades 7-8.
This is a lesson plan that I have been using and updating for the past two years. A veteran teacher may use this lesson as a supplement to an existing unit, while a new teacher may see this as a starting point in a narrative reading and writing unit when one feels lost without a clear curriculum.
This would also be a great complete lesson for a substitute. Who has time to plan for an emergency? I've done it for you!
This lesson includes the following:
A detailed lesson plan for two 50 minute lessons or one lesson for a 90 minute block.
A 15 minute teacher led mini lesson modeled after Writer’s Workshop
An reading strategies page to allow students to monitor their comprehension
Scaffolded Reading Comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
A writing assessment connected to the story and aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
Exit tickets assessing the standards covered in the mini lesson
I hope you find this to be a useful resource for your middle school ELA classroom!
Created by Andrea Adams
English Middle School Mania