The Veldt by Ray Bradbury – Dystopian Short Story Activities & Worksheets


Interacting with the dystopian short story The Veldt by Ray Bradbury is easy and engaging with these activities & worksheets! A wide variety of no-prep activities are included, making it easy for you to differentiate your instruction, extend the learning for your early finishers, or provide student choice. Printable? Digital? It’s all included to save YOU time.


Both teachers and students love these unique and challenging critical thinking activities for The Veldt by Ray Bradbury. Students will plot the story, design a sales brochure for a HappyLife Home, write a scene from the house’s point of view, and much more.

Here’s What’s Included:

  • 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.
  • All you need to do to use these resources is hit print or assign on your digital learning platform. Everything is ready to go!


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

  • RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5
  • RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3
  • RL.8.1, RL.8.2


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