"All Summer in a Day" is a classic science fiction story that takes place on Venus. Students will be intrigued by the idea of a life on another planet.
This short story unit for "All Summer in a Day" includes 14 resources and a 5 day lesson plan. It has everything you need to teach this story from start to finish.
These resources have been used with students of varying abilities including ELD, intervention and honors students!
Included in this unit:
1. Lesson Plans
The lesson plans for this unit will span 5 days. Each day is planned for a 45 minute class period that includes an into activity, instruction, and a closing activity. This lesson plan will explain how to use all the resources in the unit to promote student engagement and learning.
2. Student Packet
The student packet includes comprehension questions, vocabulary squares and literary analysis questions. The vocabulary squares are based on vocabulary circle maps from Thinking Maps. Students will learn words by studying their use in context, drawing a picture of the context, writing down the definition, and finding synonyms and antonyms. It's a very effective method of word study!
3. Student Packet Answer Key
All the answers to the student packet are provided.
4. Raindrops Template (for into activity)
Copy this template onto to blue paper. After students express their thoughts while listening to the sound of rain, the rain drops can be posted on a bulletin board.
5. Plot Chart Graphic Organizer
This plot chart graphic organizer will help students identify the elements of the plot as well as conflict, point of view, and theme.
6. Plot Chart Answer Key
Included is a completed plot chart for "All Summer in a Day."
7. Character Cluster Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer is used to analyze the traits of characters by what they say, do, think, and look like.
8. Character Cluster Answer Key for Margot
This answer key has suggested answers for the character of Margot.
9. I Am Poem Template
This simple fill in the black template allows the student to write a poem about a character based on their traits and the plot of the story.
10. "All Summer" Test
This test includes an assessment on the vocabulary words learned as well as comprehension of the story.
11. "All Summer" Test Answer Key
12. Exit Tickets
Use these exit tickets in one of the closing activities on your 5 day lesson plan.
13. Elements of Plot Keynote Presentation
This presentation can be used to introduce or review the elements of plot.
14. Cornell Notes Template
This template is used in conjuction with the Elements of Plot Keynote. Students can take notes while following along with your lecture.
You will get 39 pages of resources to teach this unit. Some of these resources like the graphic organizers can be used again for other short stories or novels.
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