There Will Come Soft Rains Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Help your students summarize and analyze the short story 'There Will Come Soft Rains' by Ray Bradbury with this lesson plan. Students will read the poem, apply analytical skills, then determine identify literary terms in an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the story There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury
  • analyze the story There Will Come Soft Rains
  • identify literary elements used in the story There Will Come Soft Rains


  • 1 hour


Key Vocabulary

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Irony
  • Allusion
  • Repetition

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4

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).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5

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