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Richard Matheson's "Button, Button" Press A Button & Someone Somewhere Will Die
A Short Story Study and Interactive Reading of Richard Matheson's "Button, Button"
What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will cause the death of someone somewhere in the world . . . someone you did not know. Would you push the button? Students will read and comprehend Matheson's tale of greed and temptation. Learners will discuss the story and discuss why this plot is timeless. Literary elements such as foreshadowing and irony will be highlighted. This class is scheduled for one hour, but the...
Students will read and comprehend Matheson's famous story. Learners will discuss the story and discuss why this plot is timeless. Literary elements such as foreshadowing and irony will be highlighted.
I am a middle school teacher in the state of NJ. I am certified to teach ELA to all grades. I have a specialty certification in both Middle School and High School English. I have successfully taught this story for over 10 years.
Students will be given extension activities. These activities include a comprehension review game, a movie version of the text, and background information on the author.
Teacher will interact and ask questions throughout the reading. Feedback will be given via email after the class.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In this story a character faces a moral dilemma. They must decide if money could motivate them to press a button that will lead to the death of someone they do not know. This is mature content and can be upsetting to younger or sensitive learners.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Jennifer McCartney and I am a middle school english teacher. While I am employed as a middle school teacher, I am certified to teach all grades from K-12. I also have an Educational Leadership Masters, and am constantly taking...
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3-6 learners per class