Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe, FREE, Literary Analysis PDF & Google Drive

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Laura Randazzo
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Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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Pages
10-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
Laura Randazzo
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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, the download also includes a link to a short anticipatory video clip that will build students’ interest in the American Gothic tale.

All student handouts are included in both PDF and Google Drive formats.

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

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Total Pages
10-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

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