The Veldt

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“THE VELDT”
READ THE PASSAGE
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Make notes with your pencil on every one – two
sentences. These can be brief and abbreviated.
They should
 Explain
what is happening in the story
 Question the narrator/events
 Draw conclusions based on the characters or
events
 Relate back to something earlier in the story
 Make predictions
CIRCLE
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Any words that may be unfamiliar
CONNECT
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Go back into the passage and use the context
to develop your own meaning (either denotative
or connotative) for the unfamiliar words you
circled.
HIGHLIGHT YELLOW
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Any literary uses of the sense of SOUND
HIGHLIGHT PINK
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Any literary uses of the sense of SMELL
HIGHLIGHT GREEN
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Any literary uses of the sense of TOUCH
CONNECT
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How are the author’s uses of sense important
to the reader?
STAR
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Figurative language
 Strong
IMAGERY
 Metaphors
 Similes
 Personification
 Be
sure to label which device is used!
CONNECT
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Choose one example of figurative language.
Why did the author include this in his writing?
UNDERLINE ORANGE
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Any words with NEGATIVE CONNOTATION
CONNECT
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Did you notice this many negative words when
you first read the passage/story? How can
these words set the mood for the reader?
REVIEW!
1.) Describe the house and the nursery in “The Veldt”
2.) What is the main conflict of the story?
3.) Why do Wendy and Peter’s parents bring in a psychologist to
look at the nursery?
4.) What is the problem of the relationship between parents and
children?
5.) How does the story end?
6.) What is the theme of “The Veldt”? How is it universal?
7.)What is an allusion? Give an example from the story.
8.) What is the genre of this
short story?
UNDERLINE PURPLE OR BLUE
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A quote that relates to the theme of the story.

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