Fear not the Future?

Module 5


Module 5 provides an opportunity for you to take a step back and have some fun with our texts. We'll be maintaining our focus on the Bradbury stories and transitioning into your culminating assessment (translation: big, big, huge test that's harder than most tests because it's one giant essay on all of the stories) for the first unit of study.

Essential Questions

What tools do writers use to create meaning?

How do we determine a writer's purpose?

What are effective methods for organizing an essay?


e.e. cumming's "pity this busy monster, manunkind"

Ray Bradbury's "The Pedestrian"

Ray Bradbury's "There will come Soft Rains"

Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder"

Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt"


  • Complete Module Overview 3-2-1 (1/2 hour)
  • Complete Discussion Board "On Bradbury's Stories" (1 hour)

  • Read and discuss "pity this busy monster, manunkind." (1/2-1 hour)

  • Complete one visual and one written creative task and share with your class. (1-2 hours)

  • Review the guidelines for next week's essay and brainstorm topics using graphic organizer. (1 hour)


  • NoRedInk Practice (1 hour)