"There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury
Lesson plans and teaching resources

A Close Reading of "There Will Come Soft Rains"
This handout includes the text of the story on the left and close reading-style notes on the right. It concludes with commentary. 7 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Pre-reading Activity for "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Students brainstorm benefits of technology and an invention that is still needed.

Teaching Setting in Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Students compare and contrast what is ordinary and what is unusual about the setting.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Worksheet, vocabulary, and related links.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Follow the link marked "There Will Come Soft Rains Notes" for commentary and analysis in a teacher's handout for his students.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Pre-reading and post-reading activities. 7 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Writing prompts, illustrated text of the story, vocabulary, discussion questions, 12 literary terms that relate to the story, key quotations, connections to technology, current events, history, literature. Graphic organizer for planning writing. 12 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Vocabulary, comprehension questions, practice with cause and effect, practice with literary devices. 2 pages; word processor required for access.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Guided reading questions, post-reading questions, higher-level thinking questions, practice with theme and personification. 4 pages; Adobe Reader required.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Prereading vocabulary, illustrated text of the story with supporting questions and vocabulary, graphic organizer for chronological order practice, vocabulary practice, comprehension questions. 14 pages; Adobe Reader required.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Postreading questions. 4 pages; Adobe Reader required.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
This slide presentation offers discussion questions, writing prompt on character analysis, tips for planning and writing an effective response, models. Slide application like Powerpoint required for access.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Text of the poem by Sara Teasdale that inspired the title of Bradbury's story.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions and suggested evidence-based answers, academic vocabulary, a writing prompt and model response, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

"There Will Come Soft Rains"
Leonard Nimoy reads the story in this downloadable YouTube video (14:44).



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