Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

WSDL Strategy



Purpose of Strategy/Approach


Use WSDL spelling strategy to improve spelling.


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
  • WSDL poster (at least one)
  • copies of WSDL 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


WSDL Strategy References and Web Resources