Author's purpose
Life on Venus For Other kids

what does clutch mean?

hold or grasp


This is how Margot's home on Earth is different from her home on Venus.

Earth- bright and sunny

Venus- rainy and gloomy


What do the details in this passage tell you about the author's purpose? It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water.

Creates a mood

  1. How do they react to the constant rain?
  1. They are accustomed to it and view it as the usua

weak- find word from the text



This is the major difference between Margot and her classmates.

she can remember the sun but her classmates cannot.


This is one of Bradbury's purposes for writing this story.

to teach people to be sesitive to others who are different. "treat others how you want to be treated"

  1. Do the children have friends?
  1. Yes, they seem to live a pretty regular life, just underground

Which of the following sentences uses the word vital correctly? a. It was vital to Margot to return to Earth. b. The sky was a vital shade of blue. c. The jungle grew to a vital size.

It was vital to Margot to return to Earth.


Does she participate in school activities? Explain.

No, unless they revolve around the sun and summer


How does the author inform us that the children feel guilty that Margot didn't get to see the sun? A. They cannot look into each other's eyes. B. Their faces are solemn and pale. C. They run around in the sun. D. They look at their hands and feet.

A, B and D

  1. Do they participate in school activities? 
  1. Yes, they sing and play games, and do schoolwork together

Which example describes something or someone that is resilient? a. The forest grew extremely quiet when the rains stopped. b. The child regained her self-control after being teased. c. The children's footprints were soon washed away by the rain.



Why did Margot react the way she did to the shower?

It reminds her of rain. She is annoyed because of its annoying sound. 


Children were compared to roses and weeds? Why?

The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun.

To show that they are differentb in nature


Inspite of accepting their life, they were suddenly envious of Margot? Why?

She would go back to Earth


This word means noisily or violently



Why doesn't the teacher check to see if all the students are there for the sun?

The teacher is equally excited and forgets about the sun.

  1. Margot writes in her poem: "I think the sun is a flower that blooms for just one hour."   What is the literary device used? What is the purpose?


  1. Margot views the sun as something cheerful, happy, brings joy to her, but only lasts a short time like a flower
  1. How do they view living on Venus?
  1. They have grown used to the life there and while they are very excited to see and experience the one hour of sun, they had been surviving just fine until now