All Summer in a Day Lesson Plan

Are you wanting to bring Ray Bradbury's “All Summer in a Day” alive for your students? Go beyond just recognizing the elements of story and really delve into the meaning of the story — and how it's relevant to students today. This unit contains everything you need to guide students through reading the story, responding to daily essential questions, planning and writing a culminating essay the encourages students to take a stand and back it up with information from the short story, non-fiction texts, video, and poetry.

All Summer in a Day Lesson Plan

Short Story in a Week Resources

Whether it's the weekend before Labor Day or the last week of school, All Summer in a Day is an excellent resource for engaging students in reading, writing, and conversations around why bullying happens and what they can do about it.

Daily Presentation

All Summer in a Day Slides

The unit includes a complete set of slides for each day, including a writing prompt, think/pair/share activity, comprehension questions, and closing discussion prompts.

Week-At-A-Glance Calendar

All Summer in a Day Teacher's Guide

Your week has already been planned for you! Includes Prep-On-Your-Plan task list, daily writing prompt for bell work, anticipatory discussion topics, activity notes for each day, and recommendations for closure.

Video Graphic Organizer

All Summer in a Day Graphic Organizers

Students pay much more attention during a video when they're listening for information. Check for understanding and provide a participation grade! Can lead to classroom discussions, too!

Final Project Rubrics

All Summer in a Day Feedback Rubrics

You've already done the hard part. Students use the rubric as a checklist to make sure they have all the pieces of their project. You simply provide feedback on the hard work they've already done.

More Resources to Make Your Job Easier and Engage More Students...

  • Common Core State Standards Alignment: This unit has been aligned day-by-day to the CCSS.
  • Recommended Online Resources: You'll receive a list of nonfiction articles, and a relevant graphic, video and poem. Students can refer to each of these resources in the culminating essay project.
  • Reading Strategy SMARTS Graphic Organizer: This graphic organizer enables students to work together in groups to deepen their understanding of the text. (Teacher instructions and slideshow for teaching Reading Strategy SMARTS is included in this unit.)
  • Essay Graphic Organizer: Students use this sheet to organize the information they'll include in their essays.
  • Teacher Feedback Form: Stop taking home tons of essays to grade that students will toss in the trash on the way out. Give them feedback and action steps right in class. You'll grade the papers after students have implemented your editing suggestions and completed their best work.
  • Peer Review Forms: Get your English loving students on board with peer reviewing! These easy-to-fill-out forms encourage constructive criticism.

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