"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing

"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury-Characterization and Inferencing
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Are you looking for a short story that will pique your students’ interest and encourage their curiosity? How about a short story set in another world that discusses relevant topics for today’s students, like bullying and being different? Look no further than “All Summer in A Day” by Ray Bradbury. This engaging and rigorous unit is full of high quality and critical thinking activities to accompany this timeless short story.

Students will LOVE that they are in control of deciding the resolution to this short story. Teachers will LOVE that this unit contains scaffolded close reading activities that are designed to help students deeply analyze the characters and events in this short story. This will help students not only tackle complex texts, but also create a logical narrative that is based upon what they have learned from reading the short story. In addition, everything that teachers needs to implement this unit, from teacher models, teacher tips, and a detailed presentation, is included in this download.

☞☞ This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:

•RL.6-8.1 •RL.6-8.2 •RL.6-8.3 •RL.6-8.5 •W.6-8.3 •W.6-8.4 •W.6-8.5

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The following files are included in this download:

“All Summer in A Day” Probable Passage (1 Page): Students are given several words from the short story and must categorize them into one of five categories: Setting, Character, Conflict, Outcome, or Unknown Word. Once students have categorized their words, they will develop questions that they have based on the words or the story. The final step in this pre-reading activity requires students to use their categorization to create a prediction on what they think will happen in this short story.
•••Teacher Model has been provided.•••

➙ ➙ “The original template for Probable Passage is from When Kids Can’t Read/What Teachers Can Do by Kylene Beers. You can read more about this strategy on pages 87 - 95 of that book, which is available in e-format at http://www.heinemann.com/products/EBK03025.aspx.”

“All Summer in A Day” Close Reading Activity (8 Pages): During this scaffolded close reading activity, students will first read the story to get the gist of what is happening and will use this information to write an objective summary of the short story. In the second read, students will dig deeper into the story using some guiding questions. Next, they will analyze the character of Margot to gather information to help them decide what happens next after see walks out of the closet door. This activity culminates with students creating an extended writing response where they use the information they have gathered to tell us what Margot does when she walks out of the closet. A PEEL Writing Organizer and Self/Peer Assessment are included.
•••Teacher Model has been provided.•••

“All Summer in A Day” Assessment (2 Pages): This assessment contains eight multiple choice questions that cover context clues, theme, story elements, and the role of tone/mood in the story. Students must write a one sentence justification to support their answer choice.
•••Answer Key is provided.•••

“All Summer in A Day” Narrative Writing Task (12 Pages): The Narrative Writing Task contains everything needed for both teacher and students to complete this task. Students will being their narrative at the conclusion of “All Summer in a Day” to tell the story of what happened after Margot silently walked out of the closet.
Task #1- Prewriting: There are three different pre-writing options included for this task to best fit the needs of your students/classroom.
Task #2- Rough Draft: Students will use the teacher models as well as the criteria that they have created to guide them as they write the rough draft of their narrative.
Task #3- Self and Peer Assessment: Students will use the Self Assessment Guide to help them self-assess their rough draft and identify anything that their narrative may be missing. Once students have finished the self-assessment, they will switch narratives with their writing partner and complete the Peer Assessment guide to give academic feedback to their partner.
Task #4- Final Draft: Once students have finished editing/revising their rough draft using the feedback from the self and peer assessment, they will begin to write the final draft of their narrative.

“All Summer in A Day” Narrative Writing Reference Sheet (2 Pages): The reference sheet includes criteria, a writer’s checklist, transition words/phrases, and students tips to “Show, Not Tell” their story.

“All Summer in A Day” Narrative Writing Task Rubric (1 page): This 7 point rubric can be used to evaluate the narratives. It also includes a section for teachers to leave written academic feedback for students.

“All Summer in Day” Choice Board Activity (2 Pages): This activity can be used as an alternate assessment activity or as an early finisher for students who finish any part of this unit before other students. It includes four tasks for students and clear specific criteria for each task. In addition, teacher models for each task have been included to help students know what their work should look like to be high quality. ***Teacher Models for each task have been provided.***

Teacher Models and Answer Keys (12 Pages): Teacher models and answer keys have been provided for each step/task in this unit.

“All Summer in A Day” Lesson Presentation (75 Slides): This presentation comes in PDF and Powerpoint Versions. It is designed to help guide both teacher and students through this week long unit.
•••There are 20 blank/editable slides that you can us to customize the presentation to better suit the needs of your students/classroom.•••

“All Summer in A Day” Lesson Outline Notes (44 Pages): This lesson outline is a PDF version of the activities from this unit. It includes suggested modifications/explanations, teacher tips, and more to help guide teachers through setting up and effectively organizing this unit.
“All Summer in A Day” Annotated Teacher Text (4 Pages): This annotated teacher guide includes guiding questions, highlighted answers, and teacher notes/tips that can be used during the Close Reading Activity.

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Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2013
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.


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