Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket

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Tom Benecke is conflicted by his career ambition and his desire to be with his wife.  One night while his wife goes to the movies alone, he stays home to work in their eleventh-story apartment.  As she leaves, a gust of wind blows a paper from his desk and through an open window.  His perilous climb across the building's face is related step-by-step. (McGraw-Hill Glencoe Literature, 2009)

This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.


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