Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket

Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket

"Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" tells the story of Tom Benecke, a young and ambitious Madison Avenue advertising executive. When a slip of paper containing notes for an important project blows out his window, Benecke foolishly steps out onto an eleventh story window ledge to retrieve it. When he nearly loses his life, he has an epiphany, and rethinks the values that have led him to endanger his life for his ambition.

Jack Finney
Collier's Magazine

Essential Question

Common Core Standards

RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.6 - Point of View, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels



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