Ray Bradbury Short Story Activities and Escape Rooms for Middle School ELA


Are you searching high and low for engaging & interactive activities featuring Ray Bradbury’s short stories? Stop the search and look no further than this Ray Bradbury Short Story Bundle that includes activities, worksheets, and escape rooms for “The Veldt” and “Zero Hour.” These two dystopian short stories offer a chilling warning about the dangers of technology and the minds of our youth.


Review literary elements like plot, conflict, characterization, setting, mood, foreshadowing, and much more with these Ray Bradbury short story activities.


Both short stories come with various literary activities students can complete after reading and an accompanying escape room.

What’s Included?

“The Veldt” Activities

  • Plot Diagram
  • Design a HappyLife Home Brochure
  • Too Much of Anything Writing Activity
  • Setting Analysis Activity
  • Rewrite the Scene Creative Writing Activity
  • Compare & Contrast Activity
  • PLUS, a Student-Favorite Escape Room

“Zero Hour” Activities

  • Plot Diagram
  • Body Biography
  • Create a Comic
  • Who’s the Real Villain? Writing Activity
  • Compare to the Radio Play
  • Compare & Contrast the Film
  • PLUS another Escape Room

Everything included is available in digital (Google Drive) & print versions (PDF).

You can save over 30% of the individual listing prices by purchasing the bundle!

What grade level is this best for?

I designed this resource to be used with my 6th-grade Advanced Language Arts class, but it can easily be used for 7th or 8th-grade classrooms. Please use your professional discretion as you view the preview to decide if it’s suitable for your students!

What prep is required?

The beauty of this purchase is that it is easy to print, assign & go! Of course, you’ll need to get your copies of the story and read it beforehand.

If you assign the Google activities and your students receive an “Access Denied” error message, it is because your district has blocked students from opening Google files owned by someone outside your district. You can solve this by making your “teacher copy” of the activities, then sharing your document links with the students.


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Natayle Brown


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