This is a visualization activity that gets kids to draw a picture of what the burnt outside of the house in "There Will Come Soft Rains" looks like. Students will read the paragraph description (included on handout) closely to recognize three things:
1. That the family consisted of four people.
2. That the family had no idea what was coming.
3. That all organic life forms died in the blast.
A fun way to get students to create a mental picture of what they are reading.