September 18, 2014
 
Final Copies of your Margot and William letters are due on Tuesday, September 23rd.  Follow all instructions.  Type and decorate your letters and be sure they fit on one page. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury

 

Point of View

We are going to write two different letters.  One letter will be written from Margot’s point of view and the other will be written from William’s point of view.  We will eventually put both letters on a poster to show how two people can see the same event from different points of view.

 

Margot’s Letter:

 

     Imagine that you are Margot and have just been let out of the closet.  You have just missed seeing the sun.  Pretend you are writing a letter to a friend back on Earth.  Describe what happened to you.  Explain how you feel about the other children on Venus.  Will this experience bring you closer to the other children or will it separate you even more from them?  Explain why you were looking forward to seeing the sun.  Make sure your feelings about the events that took place are clearly and vividly stated. You can also include how you feel about Venus.  Think of all the things that you dislike about Venus.  Explain why you can’t wait to return to Earth.   Be creative and include anything else you feel Margot would write in her letter.  Be sure all information relates to the information in the story. 

     Be sure to use various paragraphs for different topics. 

 

William’s Letter:

 

Imagine that you are William and have just realized that Margot is still in the closet and that she has missed seeing the sun. Write a letter to a friend on Venus.  Describe what happened and what your part in all of this was.  Explain how this happened and what motivated you to do this.  Explain how you feel about Margot and what has happened.  Will you change after this experience or not? How did you feel when you realized that Margot was still in the closet? Also, explain how it felt to experience the sun shining on Venus.  Be creative and include anything else you feel William might explain to his friend.  Be sure all information relates to the information in the story.  Be sure to separate topics into various paragraphs.