Above: An illustration from one publication of "All Summer in a Day".
Language Arts - We continued working with the short story, "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. Today students were taught several steps in determining what the theme of a story is. Together we examined the short story read last week, and brainstormed different topics that are brought up. The main topics that came up included:
-differences (when people are different)
-hope being crushed
Students need to choose one of the above topics, and use it in this sentence frame:
The author, Ray Bradbury believes ___________________________________________________.
Students should ensure that whichever one topic they choose, is used in the sentence frame above, and they should explain what the author believes about that topic.
Eg. The author, Ray Bradbury believes that when people perceive differences in others, they may not always treat those who are different with respect.
We will move onto the final stages of turning the sentence frame into a theme tomorrow, and we'll start looking for evidence in the story to support the theme that we have generated.
Social Studies - Today students began watching The Jungle Book (the new, live action version), because this relates extensively to worldviews. Students were given a chart to fill out during the film, which deals with the worldviews of a variety of different characters in the film. This handout can be found on D2L. As well, we will finish watching this film tomorrow.
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