Choose one of the three essay topics below. Respond in a multi-paragraph essay. Use text references to support your answer.

Experiencing: Carefully reread the passage from “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, and write an essay explaining what advice you would give George and Lydia Hadley on how to become better parents.

Interpreting: Carefully reread the passage. Write an essay describing the tone Bradbury sets and analyzing how he creates that particular mood.

Evaluating: The passage above is almost entirely made up of dialogue, as is much of the story it comes from. Choose another story from the Post War Voices Emerge unit that contains extensive dialogue, and write an essay comparing and contrasting the role of dialogue in the two stories. Which author do you think uses dialogue more effectively?


Only needs to meet rubric..etc.. few paragraphs does not need to be over a page long!