"The Sniper" Close-reading Guide, Quiz, Writing Prompt, and PP—Grades 9 and 10

"The Sniper" Close-reading Guide, Quiz, Writing Prompt, and PP—Grades 9 and 10
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23 MB|13 pages
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Liam O’Flaherty’s story about the Anglo-Irish Treaty conflict—The Irish Civil War—is a wonderful selection for your literary curriculum. It is short but it packs a punch. If you would like to use it to teach your students how to analyze a text and how to write a literary response complete with direct quotations, consider using my close-reading guide (key included), reading assessment (key included), and writing prompt (model included), which can be given as part of the reading assessment or assigned separately. The writing-response model could also be used for a deconstruction-writing exercise. For a pre-lesson and to help students throughout the story, I have made a PowerPoint presentation with historical background information and photos of armored cars, chimney pots, parapets, et cetera.

Note: If you like this short story, watch the film The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

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13 pages
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3 days
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