An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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Peyton Farquhar, a confederate sympathizer, stands to be hanged for his role in a plot to demolish Owl Creek Bridge. As he awaits death, Farquhar considers the possibility of escape, —the chances of slipping his bonds, swimming to safety, and returning to his family. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” recounts the final moments before Farquhar is hanged, exploring the feelings of a man facing his death, and the close relationship between life and death. (From feedbooks.com)
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This free digital curriculum contains annotations and interactive videos that support reading comprehension. Over the course of the text, students will answer Common Core aligned questions addressing grade-level appropriate literary terms and concepts. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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This books begins with 
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The author uses ____________________ in this line to talk about death. 
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The sluggishness of the stream is ___________________ alongside the energy of this scene. 
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From the first sentence, it is clear that Part II begins with 
The structure of this story is noteworthy. Take a look at this short video to learn more about structure.  (This annotation contains a video)
This story takes place during the Civil War. To learn more about the setting, watch this video: (This annotation contains a video)
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This paragraph contains _________________ that sheds some light on Part I. 
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This line contains 
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Please explain this simile, in your own words. What does this tell us about the way Peyton Farquhar regards his current struggle? What does it tell you about his physical and emotional state? 
Notice how impactful these descriptions are. Does your own body feel tense as you read the text? Like a good movie, this story brings you to the edge of your seat! 
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Which of the following statements summarizes the highlighted text? 
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Please explain why “smitten” is an odd choice of wording here. 
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This line illustrates that 
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What do you think about the end of the story? What does the last paragraph add to (or take from) the story? 
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Quiz