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Fiction;Short Stories
Curriculet Details
10 Questions
5 Annotations
1 Quiz

This free digital curriculum contains annotations and interactive videos that support reading comprehension. Over the course of the story, 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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Philoprogenitive means "having many offspring." 
What does this detail tell you about this kid? 
This story contains irony. Watch this video to learn about one kind of irony: situational irony.  (This annotation contains a video)
This moment in story exemplifies irony. Please explain how. 
Notice Sam refers to the boy as the Chief. Sam and Bill are playing along with the kid, which is what gives this story its charming and humorous tone. 
What literary device is being used in the highlighted text? 
Take a look at this image of David and Goliath; the next question will reference this image. (This annotation contains an image)
What can you assume about Sam's reference to David and Goliath based on the above image? What comparison is Sam making between David and Goliath and the boy and Bill? 
This line exemplifies hyperbole. Hyperbole is a literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander effect. Watch the following video to learn a little more about this commonly used literary device. (This annotation contains a video)
In your own words, please explain why Bill wants to lower the ransom amount. 
What does this simile tell us about the way Bill feels? 
What is the difference between Bill and Sam? 
Who is the antagonist in this story? 
Which of the following describes Bill and Sam's friendship? 
The Ransom of Red Chief Quiz