*A Sound of Thunder* Pages 498 * 512 Jurassic Park excerpt Pages

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“A SOUND OF THUNDER”
JURASSIC PARK
EXCERPT
NOTES, REGULAR
NOTEBOOK
1. Style – the way a writer writes
and uses language.
• Style is related to diction – word
choice and sentence patterns.
• Style is related to imagery –
these are images that are
created in the reader’s mind
when reading.
NOTES: IMAGERY
•
Imagery words and language that appeal to the
five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste, touch.
•
These can be things like, simile, metaphor,
personification, onomatopoeia, etc.
•
They may also be unique phrases and interesting
ways that the author uses language.
NOTES, REGULAR
NOTEBOOK
1. Exotic setting. This story takes the
reader into two distinct settings.
• The distant future, where time travel is
possible.
• The distant past, when dinosaurs roamed
the earth.
• Though each setting is not practical,
Bradbury writes in a way that makes it
vivid to the imagination and believable.
CHARACTER LIST
• Keith – democratic president elected at the beginning of
the story.
• Deutscher – Keith’s presidential opponent – the loser of
the election at the beginning of the story.
• Eckels – a wealthy hunter seeking a new hunting thrill.
• Mr. Travis – the safari guide.
• Lesperance – Mr. Travis’ assistant.
• Billings and Kramer – two other hunters.
• An official of Time Safari Inc.
LET’S READ!
ENCOUNTERING THE TEXT 500 - 502.
1. Imagery is how a reader creates a particular
picture in the reader’s mind; this could include
sight, sound, smell, taste, touch as well as
figurative language – like similes, metaphors,
personification, onomatopoeia. What imagery
is used to describe the time machine? (L.T.
Style and Fig Language)
2. Anti is a prefix that means “against.”
According to the description of Deutscher,
what is he against? (L.T. Style)
3. Page 502 How does one kill a Tyrannosaurus
Rex? (L.T. Reader Comprehension)
ENCOUNTERING THE TEXT 500 - 502.
4. Page 502 Mr. Travis states, “’Christ isn’t born yet,
Moses has not gone to the mountain to talk with God.
The Pyramids are still in the earth, waiting to be cut
out and put up. Remember that. Alexander, Caesar,
Napoleon, Hitler – none of them exists.’” What mood
(feeling) is Mr. Travis trying to get across to the
hunters? (L.T. Style)
5. Page 502 What is the purpose of the path? (L.T.
Reading Comprehension)
6. Bradbury writes, “They sat in the ancient
wilderness. Far bird’s cries blew on the wind, and the
smell of tar and an old salt sea, moist grasses and
flowers the color of blood.” List the sense imagery.
What mood do the lines help create? (L.T. Fig Lang, Style)
PAGES 502 - 503
1. Mr. Travis states, “Say we kill one mouse…” and ends
with “So be careful. Stay on the path. Never step off.”
Chart the Causes and Effects that Mr. Travis outlines
in his argument. Use my example as a guide and
create your own squares . (L.T. Reading Strategy,
Cause and Effect)
Cause
Effect
Cause
Effect
Step
on
Mouse
Eliminate
future
families
For want
of a
mouse a
Fox dies
2. Does this argument seem to make sense?
Explain.
3. How do they know what animals to shoot?
PAGE 504
1. What is the Time Paradox? (L. T.
Comprehension)
2. Describe the way that Bradbury uses imagery
in the following passage. “The jungle was
high and the jungle was broad, and the jungle
was the entire world forever and forever.
Sounds like music and sounds like flying tents
filled the sky, and those were pterodactyls
soaring with cavernous gray wings, gigantic
bats of delirium and night fever.” (L.T. Style)
PAGE 507 - 509
1. List the imaginative sound words that Bradbury
uses to describe the dying T-Rex. (L.T. Style)
2. Infer as to why the two men, Kramer and Billings,
do not want to take a picture with the T-Rex. (L. T.
Comprehension)
3. What demand does Travis make of Eckels? Why?
(L. T. Comprehension)
4. What did Eckels step on, and what was the effect?
List the subtle (slight, little) differences and the
large differences upon their return. (L.T. Cause
and Effect)
5. What is the meaning of the ending line “There was
a sound of thunder.” (L.T. Comprehension)
THEME WORK
• As a reminder Theme is a particular
message that an author wants to get
across to his or her audience.
• The following is a theme topic, but not a
theme yet. Turn the topic into a theme by
creating a sentence.
1. Theme topic: Cause and effect. What is
Bradbury stating about cause and effect?
WORKING WITH THE VOCABULARY
• Annihilate
• Expendable
• Depression
• Paradox
• Delirium
• Resilient
• Remit
• Revoke
• Primeval
• Subliminal
1. During a _____ many people cannot find work.
2. The agitated patient’s ______ was caused by a
high fever.
3. After a driver gets too many tickets, the law
may ________ his or her license.
4. Modern builder are careful not to completely
________ the remains of ancient civilizations.
5. A time that is even older than ancient times is
_______________.
6. The car will be your after you _______________
the final payment.
7. Items that are thrown overboard to lighten the
load are _______________ .
8. Good rubber tires are strong and
_______________
9. Thought that lie just below the surface are
_______________ .
10.If a heavy load is light to carry, that is a
___________ .

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