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The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty - Print & Digital

Grade Levels
8th - 9th
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
6 Files
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  1. Included are lessons for three short stories focused on irony: *The Interlopers by Saki *The Gift of the Magi by O Henry *The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty A choice of reading guides and a constructed response prompt are included for each text plus other additional resources such as vocabulary and ext
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  2. This bundle of short stories includes ALL of my short story lessons. You can find all of the lessons including public domain texts here and all of the lessons including adapted texts here.The resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Dri
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These resources for the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as graphic organizers and suggested transitions for writing. This lesson focuses on the skills of plot, irony, and theme.


*Reading guide with focus on comprehension and theme

*Reading guide with focus on plot and irony

*Constructed response prompt (Google Slides) and form with grading rubric

*CCSS alignment

*Usage guide

*Answer keys

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Total Pages
6 Files
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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