Students easily get into reading and analyzing "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury. They seem to find the concepts of the story fascinating and find many ways to relate the plot to their own lives. This week long unit will ensure that your students not only become engaged in the story, but that they thoroughly understand its purpose, implications, themes, and linguistic development. The project at the end allows the students to get creative and to think about "the bigger picture" when it comes to society and our technology. This unit perfectly blends creativity and critical thinking with standards-packed instruction!
Probable Passage Pre-reading Activity
During Reading Comprehension Questions
After Reading Analysis Questions
Analyzing Imagery and Figurative Language Activity
Designing A Futuristic Technological Device Project
Detailed Answer Keys
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 (read a text explicitly and implicitly)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 (determine central ideas and themes)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 (determine how phrases shape tone)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 (analyze how two texts address similar themes)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 (write clearly to explain/inform)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 (understand figurative language and word relationships)
The messages in this story should not be missed by our youth! I hope you and your students enjoy Bradbury's prolific wisdom and masterful delivery.
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