Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

SAT Writing Strategy



Purpose of Strategy/Approach


Use SAT writing strategy to find the right words to convey what you intend when writing.


Rationale of Lesson


Students will compare and contrast two science fiction short stories The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury through a variety of print, non-print, electronic, and other media to develop their ability to comprehend and critically interpret the short stories’ significance from a historical and or cultural context of technology.


Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants


Pam Mayette and Dr. Mary Ellen Beatty-O’Ferrall


  • Copies of The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury
  • computer(s) with Microsoft Excel software
  • taped recordings of passage of a poem composed of 50-200 words
  • tape recorders
  • earphones
  • graph paper
  • pencils
  • colored markers
  • highlighters
  • SAT poster (at least one)
  • copies of SAT prompt sheet that can fit on an index card
  • index cards
  • glue sticks
  • tape
  • overhead projector or computer with projector
  • thesaurus in book form or computers providing access to thesaurus over the internet
  • English journals or pieces of paper

References and Web Resources


SAT Writing Strategy References and Web Resources