Thursday, March 6, 2014

All Summer in a Day - Science Fiction


Warm Up  Being a regular computer user is going to require you to become a proficient typer.  Visit the App section of your Chromebook and click on Typing Club and get some practice.  If you would rather take an AR test, you may do so here.  

All Sumer in a Day - Science Fiction  Let's read "All Summer in a Day," an example of the science fiction genre, written by the terrific author Ray Bradbury.  Remember some of the key elements of science fiction:  the action usually takes place in the future or in outer space, and includes details about futuristic technology and real or possible science.  Think about these elements as you read today.  The story can be found beginning on page 67 in your Interactive Reader (as well as page 209 of your Language of Literature textbook.)  As you read, make note of both the story's fantastic, imaginary details, as well as its realistic, concrete details using the Google Doc here.  Remember to make a copy of the assignment so you can add text to it.  When it is ready to be turned it, make sure you put in the folder with your name on it inside of your Language Arts folder.  

Homework  (1.) If you didn't finish your "All Summer in a Day" Science Fiction assignment, please do so for homework.  Additionally, continue your examination of "All Summer in a Day" by evaluating the elements of the story.  When you evaluate a story you make a judgment about it. Support your evaluations with facts, examples, and details from the story. You can find the assignment here.  You do not have to finish the assignment tonight, but at least get started on it.  Remember to make a copy of the assignment so you can add text to it. When it is ready to be turned it, make sure you put in the folder with your name on it inside of your Language Arts folder.  (2.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on the new online reading and reflection log (using Google Forms) here