All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury

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All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury Feature Menu Introducing the Story Literary

All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury Feature Menu Introducing the Story Literary Skills Focus: Setting Reading Skills Focus: Sequencing Writing Skills Focus: Think as a Reader/Writer Tech. Focus

All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury What truths about ourselves can we

All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury What truths about ourselves can we learn in extreme, dangerous, or unusual situations?

All Summer in a Day Introducing the Story Click on the title to start

All Summer in a Day Introducing the Story Click on the title to start the video.

All Summer in a Day Introducing the Story What if it never stopped raining?

All Summer in a Day Introducing the Story What if it never stopped raining? What if it had been raining. . . for seven years?

All Summer in a Day Introducing the Story How would you describe the sun

All Summer in a Day Introducing the Story How would you describe the sun to people who had never seen it? a penny? a fire? a lemon? What if they didn’t believe you? [End of Section]

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting Plot is the series of

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting Plot is the series of events that make up a story. Cedric began trudging home. His boots felt heavier and heavier. Cedric grew too tired to move. Rescue lights blinked just in time. The basic situation, events, climax, and resolution in a story make up its plot.

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting is the time and place

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting is the time and place of a story. As you read “All Summer in a Day, ” think about the role of the story’s setting and how it influences the plot.

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting A story’s setting can tell

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting A story’s setting can tell us about weather time of day historical period or era (past, present, or future)

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting In some stories, setting does

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting In some stories, setting does not play a big role. However, in other stories, setting can play such an important role that it shapes the action from beginning to end.

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting Where does the paragraph below

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting Where does the paragraph below take place? What details tell you so? Cedric Perez began trudging back “home” to the lunar capsule. Oxygen inside his inside helmethis was helmet was thinning, and his boots felt. His heavier. His crew on heavier. crew appeared the blank horizon, the blank on horizon, but his head throbbed, andhis he throbbed, and he realized his sinking. boots were Rescue lights Rescue blinked lights just inblinked time. just in time.

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting Cedric Perez is not in

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting Cedric Perez is not in his neighborhood. He’s not even on the planet Earth! • The word lunar tells us that Cedric is on a moon. • He cannot breathe without a helmet to provide oxygen. • The “blank horizon” suggests a mood of emptiness and isolation. This setting makes heading for home a hard and dangerous thing to do.

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting As you read “All Summer

All Summer in a Day Literary Skills Focus: Setting As you read “All Summer in a Day, ” decide which actions could happen only on the planet Bradbury describes. [End of Section]

All Summer in a Day Reading Skills Focus: Sequencing Sequence is the order of

All Summer in a Day Reading Skills Focus: Sequencing Sequence is the order of events in a story. By placing story events in correct order, you better understand key moments in the plot. Cedric’s head started to ache not long after the oxygen hose loosened. What happened first—aching or loosening?

All Summer in a Day Reading Skills Focus: Sequencing Into Action Use a chart

All Summer in a Day Reading Skills Focus: Sequencing Into Action Use a chart to keep track of the order of the main events in this story. Into Action: Sequence Chart Event 1. The children are waiting for the rain to stop. 2. Margot stands by herself remembering the sun. [End of Section]

All Summer in a Day Writing Skills Focus: Think as a Reader/Writer Find It

All Summer in a Day Writing Skills Focus: Think as a Reader/Writer Find It in Your Reading Pay attention to unusual words and phrases the writer uses to describe the setting, such as et e sew ll ooff e “thal foan t ssi rs” s y cr cuowe s” nsh orm o c st Note how Bradbury uses strong vocabulary and vivid description to make the setting come alive. [End of Section]

All Summer in a Day Tech. Focus Research the atmosphere of a planet in

All Summer in a Day Tech. Focus Research the atmosphere of a planet in our solar system, other than Earth or Venus. • What harsh elements would people need protection from? • What equipment would be necessary for people to be able to live there? [End of Section]

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary frail adj. : not very strong; easily broken.

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary frail adj. : not very strong; easily broken. vital adj. : necessary for life; very important. consequence n. : of value; importance. surged v. : moved forward, as if in a wave. savored v. : delighted in.

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The word frail is often used to describe

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The word frail is often used to describe lack of strength due to illness or age. Newborn animals are often frail and unable to move as adult animals do. What suggests that this colt’s legs may be too frail for walking?

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The plant grew frail while Uncle Ross was

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The plant grew frail while Uncle Ross was gone on vacation. Uncle Ross most likely a. asked a friend to water his plant b. forgot to arrange for plant watering

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The plant grew frail while Uncle Ross was

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The plant grew frail while Uncle Ross was gone on vacation. Uncle Ross most likely a. asked a friend to water his plant b. forgot to arrange for plant watering

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary Vital is a word used to describe something

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary Vital is a word used to describe something that is absolutely necessary. Which one of these is vital to survival?

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary You may joke sometimes that french fries are

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary You may joke sometimes that french fries are vital to your survival. Think of some food items that truly are vital to your good health. What are their qualities?

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The word consequence can be used to mean

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The word consequence can be used to mean “importance. ” Being the last diver to perform was of no consequence to the relaxed, well-trained athlete.

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary Is having good balance a matter of great

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary Is having good balance a matter of great consequence to a tightrope walker? What would happen if the tightrope walker lost his balance?

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The word surged suggests that a movement was

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary The word surged suggests that a movement was sudden, powerful, and in one direction. At the end of the day, traffic surged in the southbound lanes.

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary People see huge waves surging toward the shore.

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary People see huge waves surging toward the shore. Vacationers on the beach will probably a. move cautiously inland b. decide to picnic on the sand c. settle down on their towels

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary People see huge waves surging toward the shore.

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary People see huge waves surging toward the shore. Vacationers on the beach will probably a. move cautiously inland b. decide to picnic on the sand c. settle down on their towels

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary If you have savored an experience, you might

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary If you have savored an experience, you might have wished it would never end. Which person is not savoring the moment?

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary When you think of the word savored, what

All Summer in a Day Vocabulary When you think of the word savored, what other words come to mind? Examples: Word: savored enjoyed appreciated really loved relished treasured Sentence: Students savored each morning of vacation. Definition: v. : delighted in. Image:

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