If your students are obsessed with their technology, then they need to read Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt”. This dystopian short story addresses what happens when people get too attached to their devices.
What’s included in “The Veldt” Lesson Plan:
✅ Daily Teacher Notes: notes for 5 days of lessons. Each day includes pre-reading, whole-class instruction, and independent practice suggestions as well as materials needed and standards addressed.
✅ Teacher Notes – Background: Summary of the story and breakdown of text complexity
✅ Anticipation Guide: Students respond to 8 questions and explain their answers to three of them. After reading, students revisit the anticipation guide and analyze one statement in light of the text.
✅Pre-Reading Vocabulary Practice: Use context clues to define 4 words. Then, write a paragraph using the words.
✅ Annotations Directions & Key: Have students practice close reading skills by annotating as they read. Includes key for various annotations.
Note: Due to copyright laws, the full text is not included in this resource. A link to a PDF version is provided.
✅ Plot: complete a plot diagram
✅ 2 ways to practice skills
⭐Text-dependent questions and quote analysis
⭐Key focus handouts
✅ 8 Key Focus handouts
⭐Literary devices: review allusions, figurative language, and imagery
⭐Conflict: Review the 4 types of conflict. Includes 2 versions of student handouts for differentiation
⭐Characterization: Review 2 types of characterization. Includes 2 versions of student handouts for differentiation
⭐Quote Analysis: Examine 4 quotes. Provide: speaker, context, and significance
⭐Diction: Examine 5 excerpts. Highlight examples of strong diction. Provide connotation.
⭐Topics and Themes: Analyze how six topics are addressed in the text. Then, choose one to write a theme development analysis paragraph. Includes scaffolded outline with sentence starters for struggling students
⭐Argue Your Point: Students chose one of two prompts and write an argumentative paragraph
✅ Film Comparision Venn Diagram
✅ Multiple-choice quiz: characterization, inferences, vocabulary, point of view, and more
✅ 4 Optional Extensions: 2 videos and 2 articles. Include links, discussion questions, and extension tasks and/or debate topics
✅ Suggested answer key
✅ Fillable PDF for online completion
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