Looking for a short story unit that your students will enjoy and understand? Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" is perfect. Included in this download is a week long mini-unit for this classic story with vocabulary lessons.
-Powerpoint presentation with 24 vocabulary words from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat." Each word is on its own slide - each with a definition, sentence, and picture. Great for note-taking and especially for ELL students!
-Vocabulary quiz and answer key. The 24 vocabulary words from the powerpoint are in quiz format. There are two parts to the quiz 1/Sixteen words are used in unique sentences and students fill in the blank 2/Students use remaining 8 words in sentences
-The full text of "The Black Cat" is included - all 24 vocabulary words are in bold - so that they stand out to students while they are reading.
-One-Pager Project - Students create a one-pager depicting the short story. Their one-pager will reflect their knowledge of literary elements and devices in story as well as give them the opportunity to let their creativity shine!
-BONUS - Paraphrasing in "The Black Cat" graphic organizer - 15 sentences from the text are listed on the left side, and students paraphrase these sentences on the right side of the paper. Vocabulary words are in bold.