This short story has everything, time-travel, a controversial presidential election,and dinosaurs. Ray Bradbury wrapped all of this together in a powerful short story rich with imagery and filled with literary devices. Use this lesson to make the English Literature Standards real for your students.
I have included 10 constructed response items based on the short story "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury. This is one of my favorite short stories and I love the dramatic twist at the end. If you are familiar with the term "butterfly effect" you would be interested to know that this classic short story is the basis for that idea.These one page writing assignments can be used as a formative or cumulative assessment for the novel. They are written in the style of the common core MSL and EOC.
I have also included 2 rubrics: one for a one question prompt and one for a multi-question prompt, a mini poster for the essential question, and several mini posters for the learning targets.
This packet is ready to print out, distribute, post, and teach.
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