isaac asimov's "rain, rain, go away"

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Short story responses to the questions asked at the end of the reading selection in the Literature Textbook

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By: kshearn (104 month(s) ago)

I was wondering if I could use your powerpoint in my classroom when we read this same short story?

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“Rain, Rain, Go Away”:

“Rain, Rain, Go Away”

Thinking About the Selection:

Thinking About the Selection Questions #1-10

Question #1…:

Question #1… Mrs. Wright notes the Sakkaros seemingly excessive fear of rain and the overly cautious manner in which Mrs. Sakkaro handles a glass of water.

Question #2…:

Question #2… According to Mrs. Wright, “…if I suggested something that would let the children have fun, it would be easier for her to go along with it. She wouldn’t want to spoil a chance for her boy.”

Question #3…:

Question #3… Mr. Sakkaro brings a pocket radio for monitoring weather forecasts. The son carries a barometer. The family warily inspects the sky for signs of clouds.

Question #4…:

Question #4… They fear that it is about to rain.

Question #5…:

Question #5… Mrs. Sakkaro is afraid of spilling water on herself, knowing how destructive water can be to her.

Question #6…:

Question #6… The Sakkaros eat only cotton candy, that is, sugar. Normal food and drink, which contain water, would dissolve them.

Question #7…:

Question #7… Answer may vary. Mr. Sakkaro probably means that he himself is not human and must, therefore, observe human nature in order to act as if he were a human being.

Question #8…:

Question #8… Answers may vary. The Sakkaros are definitely not from Arizona. They are probably alien creatures who have come to Earth to study human nature. Their financial independence , strange diet, and unearthly physical composition suggest extraterrestrial origins.

Question #9…:

Question #9… The Sakkaros are indeed composed entirely of sugar and do melt.

Question #10…:

Question #10… Answers may vary. “Handle with kid gloves.” “Handle with care.” “Skating on thin ice.” “Walking on egg shells.” etc…

Analyzing Literature:

Analyzing Literature

Question #1…:

Question #1… The two most crucial events are the outing in the park and the hurried drive home as the rainstorm approaches.

Question #2…:

Question #2… The climax occurs when the rain begins.

Question #3…:

Question #3… The Sakkaros dissolve and the Wrights finally understand the motivation underlying their neighbors strange behavior.

Critical Thinking & Reading:

Critical Thinking & Reading

Plot Events in Chronological Order…:

Plot Events in Chronological Order… 4: The Sakkaros move to the neighborhood 1: The Wrights discuss their new neighbors 3: The Wrights and the Sakkaros go to the park 2: The adults play games on the midway 5: The Sakkaros race for their front door

Understanding Literature:

Understanding Literature

Prefix + Root Word:

Prefix + Root Word 1. disagreeable 2. impossible 3. inactive 4. illogical 5. misspell 6. nonsense, non-active

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