Recognizing Flashback and Foreshadowing

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Are your pupils courageous enough to brave foreshadowing and flashback? They might be after this resource! They read information about these terms and then read an excerpt about a man who daringly crosses the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. They respond to six questions about the text and the moments of foreshadowing and flashback.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this as a preparatory activity for a more in-depth study of foreshadowing and flashback
  • Assign this for homework or as an assessment
  • Challenge students to pick out the instances of flashback and foreshadowing in the excerpt on their own as they read
  • Use the first page as a reference sheet with any unit or text that includes foreshadowing and flashback
  • The provided reading excerpt includes plenty of examples of flashback, foreshadowing, and suspense
  • Answers are not included