This 25-slide short story lesson on "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty focuses on active reading, elements of suspense, and an analysis of the text that culminates in a BCR on suspense and its effect on the reader.
This presentation includes the following slides:
(1) Title slide
(2) Student Objective and Lesson Agenda
(3) Student Warm-up: Brainstorming Reasons for War
(4) Pre-Reading Student Writing and Discussion Prompt
(6) Background Information
(7) Background Information on the IRA
(8) Background Information on Guerrilla Warfare
(9) Background Information on the End of the War
(10) Literary Focus: Definition of Suspense
(11) Active Reading Evidence Chart
(12) Reading Task- "The Sniper"
(13) Collecting Evidence as You Go- Teacher Model
(14) Factual Student Response Questions
(15) Interpretive Student Response Questions
(16) Evaluative Student Response Questions
(17) Did You Know?
(18) Primary image of Dublin
(19) Primary images of Soldiers
(20) Primary image of armored cars (like the one in the story)
(21) Primary Image of war destruction
(22) Primary image of sniper
(23) Primary image of Dublin
(24) BCR Prompt and Graphic Organizer
(25) BCR Directions
This lesson has been designed to include primary images and facts to help "The Sniper" and its historical context come to life! Students are challenged to think about war and the difficult choices that individuals are forced to make when placed in certain positions.
Students actively read to discover how the author creates suspense in the story through textual details. Then students discuss text with peers, compare the textual evidence they have found, and construct a response using best evidence from the text.
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