There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury Pre-Reading, Quiz, Mentor Sentence

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This file includes multiple activities for the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. These activities will provide an anticipatory set, assess comprehension, evaluate understanding (and application to real life), and study grammar in context.

Included in these activities for "There Will Come Soft Rains":

→ A complete lesson plan to walk the teacher through the process.

→ The anticipatory questions along with nonfiction reading and video sources to help students connect the story to their lives.

→ A pre-reading and reading chart. The first part draws on their prior knowledge; the second part is for note taking during reading.

→ A reading quiz - ten questions. The quiz has 10 multiple questions (each one has three possible answers) focusing on comprehension.

→ A mentor sentence activity. This covers ten sentences from the story with portions underlined. Students will decide if the underlined portions are phrases or clauses, and what types. Higher-level thinking questions provided.

→ A list of literary devices and their examples from the story.

→ Analysis of the poem "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Sara Teasdale.

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√ Suggestions for teaching "There Will Come Soft Rains" are outlined in a 3-page lesson plan. This takes me a full two days to teach.

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Love this short story and these are great resources to go with it! THanks!

Perfect for pulling in grammar with literature.

Great resource, worked well in the classroom!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.


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