The following 3-page document is a formative assessment to guide students through a reading of Ray Bradbury's short story "The Utterly Perfect Murder." The first page is an anticipation guide that can be used as pre-reading activity to prepare students for some of the themes they'll infer from the work. Page 2 and 3 contain vocabulary words students need to know that are within the story, comprehension questions, and discussion questions on the work. Specifically, the questions guide students to better understand the work's allusions, characterization, conflict, figurative language, inferences, mood, plot, setting, and themes.
The packet can be used as a formative assessment to prepare students for a multiple choice summative assessment on the short story, which is available as a separate purchase.