“Currents” by Hannah Bottomy Voskuil is just under 300 words and is told backward. It’s the story of a drowning incident at a beach, but the inverted plot makes it super interesting for students to analyze!
Included in this resource:
- Teacher Guide and Answer Keys (PDF)
- Before Reading Word Splash Activity (both PDF and word doc)
- Reading Comprehension & Literary Analysis Questions PART 1 AND PART 2 (both PDF and word doc) There are 20 questions in total which focus on: point of view, theme, mood, tone, author’s purpose, text structure, characterization, race, and the coming-of-age genre.
- After Reading Writing Task — Write a Backward Narrative (both PDF and word doc)
I include Word documents (editable) and PDFs (ready to print) so teachers have the option to modify this lesson.
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