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Comparing The Sniper and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

(Graphic Organizer)

You are completing this organizer comparing an important similarity in Liam


O'Flaherty The Sniper and Ambrose Bierces An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.
Exploring similarities is one way we can dig deeper into texts, finding rich connections
and meanings that make literature worthwhile.

This product will be assessed for Reasoning (LT4) and Expository Writing
(LT5). Your Reasoning grade will be determined based on the depth of your thinking
and your use of text-based evidence (TBE) to back up that thinking. Your Expository
Writing grade will be determined based on your use of parenthetical citations.

Parenthetical citation examples:


- Irish citizens turned on one another and were waging civil war (Sniper, p. 1).
- When the texts states, Death is a dignitary, it is clear that this hanging is a
formal event for those involved (Occurrence, p. 2).

Thesis: What is an important way these stories similar? Be sure this similarity
goes beyond surface level observations.

Choose one sentence starter.

The Sniper and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge are similar because
The Sniper and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge share

Body Paragraph 1 Main Idea: The Sniper


Do not discuss the other story in this section.

Main idea:

Body Paragraph 1 Elaboration


More elaboration, TBE, and explanation

Elaborate first evidence

In The Sniper,...
Include TBE (a short quote)...

For example,
For instance, ...

Explain this evidence

This shows
This is important to the story because...

Elaborate second evidence (or continue elaborating on the first)

The next piece of evidence is


Another piece of evidence is...

Include TBE (a short quote)...

For example,
For instance, ...

Explain this evidence

This shows
This is important to the story because...

Body Paragraph 1 Conclusion (XYC)


Wrap up with a So What, or
Set up next paragraph main idea

Body Paragraph 2: An Occurrence at Owl Creek


Do not discuss the other story in this section.

Main idea:

Body Paragraph 2 Elaboration


More elaboration, TBE, and explanation
Elaborate first evidence

In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,...

Include TBE (a short quote)...

For example,
For instance, ...

Explain this evidence

This shows
This is important to the story because...

Elaborate second evidence (or continue elaborating on the first)

The next piece of evidence is


Another piece of evidence is...

Include TBE (a short quote)...

For example,
For instance, ...

Explain this evidence

This shows
This is important to the story because...