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What is Science Fiction?

Description of science fiction genre, allowing students to understand the key elements, the purpose, the themes, conflicts, and foreshadowing that might be s...
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Take notes in your notebook about this science fiction video. (Ignore the video's directions for homework.) On a separate sheet of paper, explain three ways "All Summer in a Day" fits into this genre. Write in paragraph format with a topic sentence and conclusion.

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Author Ray Bradbury

"I'm never going to go to Mars but I've helped inspire ... the people who built the rockets and sent our photographic equipment off to Mars," Bradbury told Terry Gross in 1988. The science-fiction writer died Tuesday at the age of 91.
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After listening to the audio file, explain in a paragraph one lesson that Bradbury wanted to share. Click on the "Summary" link and listen to the clip "Bradbury Revered in Space Exploration Community."

 

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Visualizing Setting

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How would you picture the dense vegetation on Bradbury's Venus? Using evidence from the story, explain if this photo accurately portrays the setting. Write in paragraph format with a topic sentence and conclusion.

 

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Illustrations

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Create your own illustration for a scene from the book. Include words from the story. Colored drawing should be carefully done.

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Sun Quotes

Quotations on sun from famous people. SUN
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Look over the quotes about the sun. Which one do you think Margot would relate to the most? Explain why. Write in paragraph format with a topic sentence and conclusion.

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Being Margot

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Write a poem or diary entry explaining how Margo feels when she comes out of the locked room. There should be at least 10 lines/sentences.

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Laura Graham Fetters's comment, June 28, 2013 8:09 AM
This is such a creepy story, and I love reading it with my class. They always seem stunned at the ending. Great discussions follow.
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Figurative Language Definitions

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Give four examples of figurative language from the story and explain how each is effective.

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Venus Exploration

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We are NASA's Planetary Science Division. Our hardworking robots explore the planets and more on the wild frontiers of our solar system.
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"All Summer in a Day" takes place on the planet Venus. This NASA site describes the environment on the planet. Explain three ways Bradbury's description differs from actual fact. Write in paragraph format with a topic sentence and conclusion.

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Bullying

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Find out what bullying means at StopBullying.gov.
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Margot was a victim of bullying. Look at the description of Kids Who are Bullied. Using evidence from the story, explain how two of these traits describe Margot. Then look at the description of Kids Who Bully Others.  Using evidence from the story, explain how two of these traits describe the bullies. Write in paragraph format with a topic sentence and conclusion.Write in paragraph format with a topic sentence and conclusion.

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