"All Summer in a Day" Resources: Text-Dependent ?'s, Organizers, Writing & More!

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****REVISED 4/5/16-Most work has been redone and updated. Fun "Phone-a-Friend" Activity now included! Please re-download for the updates :)
“All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury is a classic story that has stood the test of time…and the test of Common Core! This resource pack has MORE than everything that you need to teach this text from start to finish. From vocabulary, an introduction to Science-Fiction, pre-reading, during reading, and after reading tasks, work, questions, and activities all included! All you have to do is print!

All resources were designed based on the Common Core State Standards. These materials are challenging and will provide your students with engaging activities that help them dig deep and really analyze this famous story.

The materials can all be used as whole class instruction, partner work, group work, station activities, or summative assessments. There are differentiated materials and activities to meet the multiple intelligences. Not only will this resource pack save you tons of time, the activities, questions, and materials are truly top quality and have been teacher tested and student approved in multiple classrooms! Lastly, most organizers come with AND without learning targets and CCSS included on the work to meet the demands of districts that participate in Visible Learning.

Here’s what you get in this resource pack:

* Introduction to Science-Fiction:
- An introduction to the Science-Fiction genre with a 17 slide PowerPoint(as a PDF so the fonts transfer to any computer) which includes hyperlinks to some great sci-fi movies to illustrate the ideas about the genre
- A quick practice to understanding the ideas in sci-fi using an excerpt from “The Martian Chronicles.”
- A graphic organizer to use with the excerpt listed above
- Graphic organizer to use AFTER reading to determine the elements of Science-Fiction in "All Summer in a Day."

* Vocabulary (RL.4):
- Multiple options to introduce the vocabulary words including
- Context Clue sentences
- A PowerPoint with the words, parts of speech, and an example sentence using each word
- 2 different options for students to record the definitions, etc. including a 5 square organizer based on Marzono’s ideas about vocabulary
- Vocabulary Practice worksheet
- Vocabulary quiz
- Vocabulary Word Card Directions and Template
- Vocabulary Story Practice

* SIX VOCABULARY GAME DIRECTIONS AND TEMPLATES (RL.4)-Can be used for review or station activities!
- Acrostic Poems
- Vocabulary Battleship
- Pictionary
- Taboo
- Tic-Tac-Toe
- Vocabulary Dice Game

* Pre-Reading Activities:
- Quotation Mingle Activity with 36 quotes on cute cards for students to complete this activity (directions included)
- Pre-Reading Activity

* During Reading Organizers:
- Two different versions of an organizer to be used during reading is included to meet the needs of all students

* Questions:
- 11 Comprehension Question Worksheet with answer key
- Story quiz with answer key
- 40 Text-Dependent Question Task Cards with answer key (2 formats)

* After Reading LIterary Analysis & Graphic Organizers:

-12 Common Core Based Graphic Organizers
* 2 Theme Organizers w/rubric (RL.2)
* Theme Activity-Rank-Discuss-Debate-Rethink (RL.2)
* Characterization (RL.3)
* Conflict w/rubric (RL.3)
* A second conflict organizer for differentiation (RL.3)
* Summary organizer and writing task w/rubric (RL.2)
* Imagery (RL.4)
* Setting (RL.3 & RL.5)
* Margot Characterization (RL.1 and RL.3)
* William Characterization (RL.1 and RL.3)
* Plot Cartoon w/rubric (RL.1 and RL.3)
* Figurative language w/rubric (RL.4)
* Point of View (RL.6)
* A second point of view organizer for differentiation (RL.6)

After Reading Tasks/Activities:
* Illustrated Figurative Language Activity (RL.4)
* Character Texting activity sheet with iPhones! (RL.3 and RL.5)
* Teacher Facebook Status (RL.3 and RL.5)
* Twitter Summary Task (RL.2)
* Summary Activity (RL.2)
* Phone-a-Friend Group Activity with PowerPoint and cellphone templates (RL.2,3)

* Writing Activities, tasks, and prompts:
- Cinquain Poem Activity (W.4)
- Writing Claims about characters and literary elements (interactive activity) (W.1)
- Character letter to another character with rubric (W.4)
- Character Behavior Essay with detailed rubric (W.2)
- William Journal Activity with rubric (W.3)
- Narrative Ending Task w/pre-writing organizer and rubric (W.3)

* Supplementary Activity:
A “yearbook” activity that can be used as a summative assessment is included. This can be used as an individual, partner, or group assessment or project.

* Teacher’s Guide:
- A 14 page teacher’s guide is also included to help guide you through the materials with suggested ways to use each item.
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