Short Stories with a Twist!

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The Lady, or the Tiger by Frank R. Stockton

 

 

 

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 8th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary elements
  • 12 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party ideas
  • 38 pages
  • Original Publication Date: August 2018


About the short stories

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
A war crime, a rope, a bridge, and a twist!

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
A loving couple exchanges gifts. What could go wrong?

The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
A diamond necklace is borrowed and returned. All is good, or is it?

The Lady, or the Tiger? By Frank R. Stockton
A choice must be made...what will the princess do?

The short stories found on the Project Gutenberg website: Gutenberg.org.




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