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We Ate The Children Last Reading Questions


If you are looking to teach dystopian literature or read a dystopian short story—look no further. If you’ve never read We Ate The Children Last, I highly recommend it! It’s a quick read, only a little more than 1,000 words…. with every line more disturbing than the next.

The text can be found for free online, as well as an adapted film version that’s about 10 minutes long. See links below.

Included in this Dystopian Literature Analysis “We Ate The Children Last” by Yann Martel product is:

  • activating strategy: word sort
  • vocabulary
  • reading comprehension questions
  • literary analysis graphic organizer (point of view, irony, satire, etc.)
  • theme analysis graphic organizer
  • objective summary of the text constructed response
  • two project options with an example
  • movie vs. short story comparison worksheet
  • answer keys for all

This resource includes a PDF copy and an editable WORD DOCUMENT copy.

Standards focus:

-Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

-Determine theme and how it emerges and shaped by specific details.

-Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

-Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.