The Veldt by Ray Bradbury Fun Short Story Activities & Escape Room Bundle
Ray Bradbury’s short stories are always a hit with the students. This bundle of “The Veldt Activities & Escape Room” is no different! These short story activities and culminating escape room will ensure the dystopian short story is memorable for years to come. You’ll receive engaging and creative activities that will encourage your students to interact with The Veldt in various, high-level ways.
This activity bundle offers great opportunities to review the elements of the short story and incorporate a bit of suspense and creativity with “The Veldt.” Several activities *sneak in* standards-based tasks and challenge the kids in a fun and unique ways. Plus, what’s more fun than a culminating escape room?
★ Plot Diagram – Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Veldt?”
★ Design a Brochure – Students will create a sales brochure or flyer for the HappyLife Home, including features, benefits, testimonials, common issues, troubleshooting, and product warnings.
★ Too Much of Anything… – Students take George Hadley’s thoughts to heart and generate four additional examples of when too much of anything becomes a bad thing.
★ Analyze the Setting – Students unpack the setting of the HappyLife Home and the setting of the Nursery. Then students consider how the settings impacted the characters, plot, and conflict.
★ Rewrite the Scene – The HappyLife Home does it all. George suspects it even has feelings. If that’s the case, invite your students to rewrite a scene from the house’s point of view.
★ Compare & Contrast – Watch a film adaptation of “The Veldt” and compare it to the short story.
★ Setting & Mood – Your students will determine the setting and mood established at the story’s beginning, then make connections between the setting and the conflict.
★ Characters – In this simple task, your students will match the different characters in the story to quotes they said and traits or emotions they displayed.
★ Figurative Language – Students will identify the different types of figurative language used in “The Veldt” as they work their way through a maze.
★ Plot – Students will review a series of statements to determine which scenes did and did not occur in the text. Then they will place the remaining scenes on a plot diagram.
Using these resources and activities is simple! All you have to do is print what you need or assign it to your digital learning platform. Everything is digital, printable, and ready to go!
By purchasing the bundle, you save 25% off the total price!
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5
RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3
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