All Summer in a Day. By Ray Bradbury W eek 13 November 24-28. The plan…. Objectives Review Author’s Purpose Background Information for All Summer in a Day About the Author: Ray Bradbury Story: All Summer in a Day Comprehension Questions Preview Test. Objectives.
By Ray Bradbury
A description of a character, place, or event may contain details that reveal the author’s purpose.
How did the author end the story? Why do you think the author ended the story this way?
1. What is your reaction to the way the other children treat Margot? Why?
2. A. How does Margot know what the sun is like?
2. B. Why do the children reject her description of the sun?
3. A. Why do the children want the teacher to hurry back to the classroom at the beginning of the story?
3. B. Who is the “leader” of the class when the teacher is out of the room?
3. C. Why do the children go along with the prank that is played on Margot?
4. A. How do the children react when they realize that Margot missed the sun because of their prank?
4. B. Why do you think they react as they do?
4. C. What do the children learn from their experience?
5. A. How do you think Margot will respond to the children after the incident?
5. B. Why do you think so?
6. What are two things the author might have wished to teach his audience?
7. A. Did the author mean to entertain his audience?
7. B. Which details support your answer?
8. What was the author’s main purpose in writing this story?
9. How does the setting of this story affect the events that occur?
10. Fill in the chart. Give two examples from the story to show how setting affects a character’s mood.
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