"All Summer in a Day"
by Ray Bradbury
(Related: "I'm Nobody" by Emily Dickinson)
Vocabulary--compound (v), tumultuous, apparatus, slacken, savor
  1. The house shook ______________(ly) as the earthquake struck.
  2. Maybe today the rain will ____________, and we will get a break from all this wetness.
  3. He took forever eating the pizza as he ____________(ed) every bite.
  4. Time Safari Inc. used a strange _____________ to travel in back in Time.
  5. One little error, ______________(ed) over millions of years, adds up to something huge.
Vocabulary Pretest
Questions for discussion.
  1. Based on what we know about Margot, show what her reaction would be when they opened the closet door.
  2. Why do the kids not like Margot? Use line(s) from the story to back up what you say.
  3. What is the main conflict of the story?
  4. What do you think is the most important scene of the story? Explain why.
  5. What does this passage show about the change in the students' attitude?----"They stood as if someone had driven them with so many stakes into the floor. They looked at each other and then looked away...They could not meet each other's glances. Their faces were solemn and pale. They looked at their hands and feet, their faces down." (p110)
  6. What does the title of the story mean?
  7. Locking up Margot is especially mean because...
  8. Margot's background makes her feel...
  9. The main purpose of the story is to show...
Post-reading Quiz.