Reflection: Student Ownership An Investigation Into Story Order: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" - Section 4: Homework Turn-In/Two-Minute Warning: Wrap-Up & Reminders


On the upside, students were very "in to" the comic strips, an we ended up running out of time. They were engaged in unraveling the order of events and what happens to Peyton, and as a result I ended up forgetting to assign homework in a class, so the assignment was extended an extra day. As a small-scale reading that we would not get to for a day, I feel the extended time will ensure completion and be prepared for the day we begin to discuss Twain and Regionalism in depth.  

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An Investigation Into Story Order: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

Unit 10: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze how Ambrose Bierce's choices to manipulate chronological order create sympathy and suspense by unraveling the plot in a comic strip.

Big Idea: There's a mystery in Owl Creek, Alabama, and it's up to the students to find out what led to an execution.

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English / Language Arts, Group Communication and Discussion, Short Stories, chronological order, Ambrose Bierce, Comic Strips, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  50 minutes
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