The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty - Print & Digital

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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  • Google Drive™ folder
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Used this resource with my Honors students to review for the reading benchmark since it touched on so many of the standards that will be addressed. Great resource!
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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
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
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.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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