This teaching unit provides lessons for the story "All Summer in a Day". This unit also includes activities in which students will analyze theme, setting, and characters. Keep reading to see specifics of each activity.
A pre-reading activity – A suggested journal entry is provided along with a creative pre-reading activity.
Vocabulary – Students look at the selected vocabulary in context. They define it using context, then use a dictionary to confirm the meaning. Finally, they use the word in their own sentence.
Comprehension check – There are five basic comprehension questions that you can give after the initial reading.
Setting – A handout is provided where students record elements of the setting – place, time, and environment. After this, students respond to open-ended response questions which focus on details of the surroundings.
Understanding Characters and Conflict – This activity has students describe both Margot and the other children from the story. They also list the reasons that the other children dislike Margot.
Imagery - This handout helps students analyze how the author
creates imagery. With this activity, students will find a
passage; then, using the information provided on the handout, they will explain how imagery has been created by the author.
Theme – There are several handouts included to guide students in determining the theme of this story, including a handout with important tips when finding the theme.
Constructive Response Questions –There are constructive response questions based on the story for students to answer.
Two short poetry activities are included as well!
Answer keys are provided!
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This unit does NOT include the actual text for “All Summer in a Day”.