2 SettingThe setting takes place on the planet of Venus
3 SummaryIn the short story “All Summer In A Day” written by Ray Bradbury the children are a bit jealous of Margot because she has seen the sun before they have. She remembers seeing the sun shine when she was 4 on the Earth, something that the other children don’t remember seeing. Being 9 years old, and the last time they saw the sun they were only 2 years old, since it only comes out every 7 years for two hours. The children didn’t associate with Margot because she was different, they were always mean to her and didn’t agree with anything she said. Being timid and quiet the children took advantage of her and would always try and put her down and it would work because she never stood up for herself. She wanted to go back to Earth because she didn’t fit in and felt lonely. The day had come when the sun was going to come out and nobody believe Margot, they called her a liar and locked her in the closet. Margot had been right and all the children played outside forgetting about her. Realizing there mistake they go back to the closet feeling guilty.
4 Figurative languageSimile: The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sunPersonification: The sun came out for an hour and showed its face to the stunned world.Imagery: It was as if, in the midst of a film, concerning and an avalanche, a tornado, a hurricane, a volcanic eruption.Imagery: It was the color of flaming bronze and it was very large. And the sky around it was a blazing blue tile color. And the jungle burned with sunlight.Simile: A boom of thunder startled them and like leaves before a new hurricane, the tumbled upon each other other and ran
5 ThemeThe theme for "All Summer in a Day" is bullying and jealousy. Kids and people alike can be so mean when they are confronted with someone different, which in this case is Margot. She knew what the sun looked and felt like when she lived on Earth but the children in Venus didn’t
7 Real World Connections Family of Boy, 12, Who Hanged Himself Points to BullyingJoel Morales a 12 yr. old school boy committed suicide because he was constantly bullied at school because he was different and did not fit in just like Margot the protagonist in “All Summer in a Day.” Relating to Ray Bradbury's short story both Margot’s and Joel’s bullies felt Guilty after realizing what they have done. However, Joel’s was more severe because it lead to suicide.
8 Classroom Activity TRIVIA Where does the setting take place ? - On The Planet VenusHow long does it take for the sun to come out again ?- 7 yrs.How Long does the sun stay out for ?- 2 hoursWho was bullied at his school just like Margot?- Joel MoralesWho is the author of “All summer in a day”?- Ray Bradbury