' A Sound of Thunder' Example: Information to be filled in the above KWL Chart
What I know: This story must be non-fiction because people cannot travel through time in reality. I know this story is imaginative.
What I want to find out: What is so important about killing a dinosaur to Eckels? What motivation drives Eckelsto go back into time to perform this action? Does he kill the dinosaur and is he satisfied if he does it? Does he come back to the future a changed man?
What I learned : Through language choices I learned that Eckels is a vain, ego driven man which is illustrated through his need to snap a picture with a T-Rex he killed to show to his friends in the present. I learned that Eckels poorly listens to precise warnings about the consequences of stepping off a path and through this example and so many others that Eckles' does not show considerate value for life. This story is symbolic of man's disregard for nature as the price he pays to further technology. The language of text suggests that man should be aware of the conseuences of decisions and choices and take heed to listen to wise advice. Thrill seeking should not be the passion that drives one to create havoc through seemingly unrelated events. Through the death of T-Rex and major earth calamities, the life lesson of the story implies that man should respect and value nature and all of life.