The Veldt by Ray Bradbury Escape Room – A Dystopian Short Story Review
Make your students’ final experience with Ray Bradbury’s chilling dystopian story “The Veldt” unforgettable. This engaging escape room activity will give your students that “just right” level of challenge as they work to break out of the different tasks. Use this spooky short story escape room in October or any time of year to review the literary elements of a short story.
Check out THIS PREVIEW for more information!
It’s highly recommended that you read, discuss, and interact with the story before putting students through this escape room. Trust me; the experience is much more fun when students have a solid understanding of the events that transpired in the story!
There are four breakouts your students will work through:
★ Setting & Mood – Your students will determine the setting and mood established in the beginning of the story, then make connections between the setting and the conflict of the story.
★ Characters – In this simple task, your students will make matches between 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.
You can use this escape room in a printable version, with Google Forms, or a hybrid paper + digital version (recommended).
PLUS, you’ll also receive my editable PowerPoint so you can adjust the questions as needed for your students!
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For Fox Sake said, “We love this story and this escape room was the icing on the cake for this week-long Smart Homes mini unit. I have all the puzzles printed on paper, but the keys are in a Google Form and it works excellently. I’ve used this over 5 times now and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time, as have the students.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Karen said, “I love Ray Bradbury, and “The Veldt” is one of my favorite Bradbury stories. This escape room is pretty simple to assemble and not too difficult for students to complete in one short class period. I thought it provided just the right amount of challenge for the beginning of the year and helps me get an idea of who my struggling students might be.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spectacular in SpEd said, “My students loved this story and the escape room was outstanding and challenging!”
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.4
RL.8.1, RL.8.3 RL.8.4
If you assign the Google Form Escape Room and your students receive an “Access Denied” error message, your district has likely blocked students from opening Google files owned by someone outside your district.
You can solve this by making your “teacher copy” of the slides, then sharing your document links with the students.
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