A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury with Adapted Text - Print & Digital

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8th - 9th
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This week long lesson on the short story “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as an adapted text, chunked questions, guided notes, and graphic organizers.

This lesson focuses on the skills of writer's style and cause & effect. Terms covered include: writer’s style, diction, sentence structure, figurative language, literal language, tone, mood, and cause and effect.


*Note taking Google Slides

*Glossary/guided note taking

*Cause and effect practice (Google Form)

*Reading guide

*Adapted version of the text with a reading guide

*Vocabulary homework (print & Google Form versions)

*2 vocabulary based warmups and closings (Google Slides with Google Form submission)

*Vocabulary quiz (print & Google Form versions)

*Extension writing activities

*The Butterfly Effect activity (print & Google Slides versions)

*Answer keys

*Usage guide

*Common Core (CCSS) alignment

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Total Pages
18 Files
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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