"A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury
Lesson plans and teaching resources

"A Sound of Thunder"
Printable worksheet includes vocabulary and comprehension questions.

"A Sound of Thunder"
This handout includes a graphic organizer for plot analysis; practice with Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes; and editing practice. Access requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

"A Sound of Thunder"
Activities in this packet include vocabulary practice and comprehension questions with emphasis on cause and effect. 9 pages; word processor required.

"A Sound of Thunder" vocabulary
A list of 25 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on each word for more information, including pronunciation.

"A Sound of Thunder"
This Powerpoint presentation is designed as a prereading activity. It introduces Bradbury, discusses the genre of science fiction, provides prereading questions and background information, discusses the story's style, explores cause and effect in the plot, and summarizes the story. Contains multiple spoilers. Powerpoint or compatible application required.

Time Travel Writing Assignment using "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury
3-day unit emphasizing cause and effect, main idea and supporting details, and responding to literature. Includes writing task.

Watch out for that Butterfly: The Lure Of Literary Time Travel
Where would you go if you had a time machine? An informational companion piece about time travel in contemporary literature.