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A Sound of Thunder Short Story Analysis


Featured in this literary analysis is the short story “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury.

Included in this lesson plan:

  • Activating strategy (word splash to form connections and kindle background knowledge) (PDF)
  • Academic Vocabulary (PDF)
  • Reading Questions (PDF)
  • Literary Analysis Questions After Reading (PDF)
  • Revisit predictions and correct outcomes worksheet (PDF)
  • Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer (to focus on theme) (PDF)
  • Discussion Questions of the Butterfly Effect (PDF)
  • Answer Keys
  • EDITABLE version of the student activities (word document) in case you would like to adapt the lesson