Elements of a Short Story Application
All Summer in a Day
by Ray Bradbury
Elements of a
short story application lesson is the second in the elements of a short
story lesson plan set.
Students will apply their learned knowledge of the elements of a short
story using a story map to hold their thinking.
Age-level appropriate story - All Summer in a Day
by Ray Bradbury.
Review elements of a short story. Assess student's application of
elements in age-level appropriate story.
Resources located in right hand column.
- A copy of All
Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
- New Student set of Story Map
- Reading Evidence Question on
overhead, board, or handout
- 4-pt grading rubric for REQs
Review. What are the elements of a short story?
What might the title All Summer in a Day mean? Are
there any elements we can hypothesize just from the title?
- Read All Summer in a Day.
Depending on reading level of class - may choose to read aloud, round
robin read, or read on own.
- As story is read, students complete Story Map.
- After reading review and discuss.
- Reading Evidence Question (REQ) - What happened as
a result of the classmates on Venus experiencing the sun when they go
- As students respond to REQ, teacher "on the spot"*
grades based on a 4-pt. rubric.
* "on the spot" grading is when teacher walks around during work period
and quickly reads over REQ answer at each student's desk. Grade given
based on the 4-pt REQ scale.
After "on the spot" grading, revise your answer to the All
Summer in a Day REQ to strive for the next level on the
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