Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Setting and Tone

 “Is there anybody alive out there?”

Bruce Springsteen

Literary Terms (Academic Vocabulary): 

Local Color


"The Pedestrian"

Activity 1:  "The Pedestrian" Vocabulary: Vocabulary Handout


Activity 2:  

Read "The Pedestrian" on page 47 of the Lit Book.  Pay careful attention to how the author uses very specific words to create the tone of the piece.  As you read, notice how this tone and the setting of the story helps to develop the overall theme of the story.


Activity 1:  Complete "The Pedestrian" Text Based Questions: 

"The Pedestrian" Text Based Questions


Activity 3:  

Create a New Tone:  Rewrite the first two paragraphs of "The Pedestrian" in a romantic tone.
Here is the first paragraph:  Note all of the words that you will need to change in order to change the tone."The Pedestrian" First Paragraph

Activity 4: 

Watch the video about the author, Ray Bradbury, and write down 10 facts that you didn't know about the man before you viewed this.  Try to make a connection to the works that you have read by him before.

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