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Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe, FREE, Literary Analysis Lesson, CCSS

Laura Randazzo
53.3k Followers
Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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  • PDF
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10-page PDF
Laura Randazzo
53.3k Followers

Description

Use "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy tale of twisted justice, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson includes a 14-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters) and a Storytelling Arc handout (with key) to emphasize exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Finally, this PDF also includes a link to a short anticipatory video clip that will build students’ interest in the American Gothic tale.

This lesson is best for advanced middle school or high school students.

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Total Pages
10-page PDF
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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