Activity Overview

Settings help to bring the reader into the story and they really come alive when you use a storyboard to illustrate them. In this activity, students will identify the setting of "All Summer in a Day", and support their choices with details from the text.

Sights and Sounds

  • The story is set on the planet Venus, but it is a fictional version of it, as it does not have the environment which we know it to have.
  • There is constant rain and near hurricane forces at all times.
  • Most of the story shows the characters in their concrete, drab, underground schoolroom with some mention of the tunnels and other underground living areas.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard illustrating the setting of "All Summer in a Day."

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Describe the different aspects of setting in "All Summer in a Day".
  3. Illustrate each aspect of the setting with appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group

Type of Activity: Setting Map

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/5] Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/7/3] Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot)

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All Summer in a Day

Image Attributions
  • Guthrie's drawing of the fire • Grant Barrett • License Attribution (
  • Happy Ada (self portrait) • the paessels • License Attribution (
  • Nice rain outfit (Linden?) • the paessels • License Attribution (
  • Venus • tonynetone • License Attribution (
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