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Module 4

Overview

Continuing our first unit of study, Module 4 introduces two new Ray Bradbury short stories. These further our author study on Bradbury, specifically focusing on his techniques for creating meaning. You should notice patterns in style, theme, and tone as you read these new works.

Essential Questions

Why do we read fiction?

What tools do writers use to create meaning?

How do we determine a writer's purpose?

What are effective methods for organizing an essay?

How do we effectively share our voices in an online forum?

Works

Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder"

Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt"

Tasks

1. Closely read and annotate both Bradbury short stories. (1.5 - 2 hours)

2. Based on your reading of the text, complete comprehension and analysis tasks for each story. (1-1.5 hours)

3. Select one tool to focus on for an extended informational response task. (1 hour)

4. Complete the Module 4 Supplement: Language Diagnostic (.75-1.25 hours)