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 write a literary response complete with direct quotations, consider using this story and the prompt that I have included here. In addition to the prompt, I have written a complete model so that you know how to lead your students through this exercise. Alternatively, you can use the model for a deconstruction-writing exercise.