Name: ______________________________ Identifying Genre, Subgenre, & Author’s Purpose Directions: Read the descriptions of the texts and determine the genre and subgenre. Then write a sentence explaining your answer. You will also identify the author’s purpose.
1. “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury This short story is about a class of school children on Venus, a planet where the sun is visible for only two hours every seven years. A mean group of school children lock a young girl from Earth in the closet and forget about her for the whole two hours. She cries.