Ray Bradbury's The Pedestrian Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan will help students identify details to support themes of a story and recognize the impact of connotative words as they read ''The Pedestrian'' by Ray Bradbury.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this lesson on The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury, students will be able to:

  • Identify themes in the text and analyze specific details that support the themes
  • Analyze the impact of connotative word meanings on the atmosphere of the story


60 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards


Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


  • antiseptic
  • cloverleaf intersection
  • ebbing
  • incense
  • intermittent
  • manifest
  • parallel
  • pedestrian
  • phonograph
  • regressive
  • skeletal
  • specimen


  • copies of The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury
  • computers
  • highlighters
  • pens
  • paper
  • dictionaries

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