December 6

ELA A10 Challenges Text – The Sniper short story pdf

You’ll be reading the story called “The Sniper”, by Liam O’Flaherty. As you read, you should use Active Reading and watch for and be able to answer the following:

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  • Make a prediction
  • Ask a question of the text
  • Clarify something you don’t exactly understand
  • Make a comment
  • Make a connection to yourself
  • Share what puzzles you of the text
  • Identify something unique about the writing
  • Identify an example of inference
  • Summarize what’s happening
  • Make a connection to another text
  • Share what you visualize
  • Identify what is motivating characters right now
  • Make a connection to the world / society
  • Identify something relevant or irrelevant
  • Identify a single phrase or sentence that is significant
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May 12

May 12/16 B5 Short Story Options – Choose One

For this next section, you’ll have the choice between reading one of two short stories. They both focus on a character faced with a decision, but it’s a decision that’s based on Values.

“The Michelle I Know” is a story about a young girl battling an illness in the hospital. She’s scared her boyfriend will find someone else to spend time with and is befriended by another patient.

“Just Lather, That’s All is a story about a young man whose community is disrupted by a war. The leader of the opposition group enters his store for a shave and the young man must decide whether to take this opportunity or let it pass.

Pick one of the stories and complete the following steps:

  1. Copy the text into an app of your choice that you can comment or annotate on
    1. Google Doc – you can highlight and add comments to it
    2. Notability – you can highlight and write comments/observations on it
  2. As you read through the story, watch for the following qualities of the text and identify any 14 as a comment.
    1. Make a connection to yourself
    2. Make a judgement – what do you think about… ?
    3. Make a connection to the world or society
    4. Share what you visualize
    5. Identify a single phrase or sentence that is significant for some reason to you and explain the reasoning
    6. Share what puzzles you
    7. Clarify something
    8. Identify something that you feel is irrelevant or relevant
    9. Summarize what’s happening
    10. Ask a question about something related to the plot
    11. Identify something unique about the writing
    12. Identify what is motivating characters right now
    13. Make a connection to another text you know of (story, movie, tv show)
    14. Identify an example of inference (what is hinted at that the reader needs to read-between-the-lines to understand)
    15. Share what puzzles you / what is unclear to you for the moment
    16. Clarify something
    17. Make a prediction
  3. Share your text with me either a) by adding it to your OneDrive shared ELA folder or b) emailing it with the proper title.
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