This is a perfect unit for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado,” as your students will understand and enjoy this short story with these wonderful resources! Included in this download is a mini-unit for this classic story with a focus on vocabulary.
1. Powerpoint presentation – which serves as the ultimate guide for the lessons
-Vocabulary - There are 23 vocabulary words - Each word is on its own slide, each with a definition, sentence, and picture. Great for note-taking and especially for ELL students!
-Three main activities - Active Reading: Marking the Text Activities, Vocabulary Model/Jigsaw Activity, and Comprehension/Discussion questions for a Socratic Seminar
–Quickwrites – Three different quickwrites serve as the lesson-starter each day
-Additional – There are two slides on the background of the story – with pictures to aid with understanding some of the more complex references.
**The powerpoint is broken up in the following order for each day: 1/Quickwrite 2/Vocabulary Words 3/Build Background/Marking the Text 4/Related Activity
2. Vocabulary quiz and answer key. The 23 vocabulary words from the powerpoint are in quiz format. There are three parts to the quiz 1/Matching 2/Fill-In-The-Blank 3/Sentences
3. The full text of "The Cask of Amontillado" is included - all 23 vocabulary words are in bold - so that they stand out to students while they are reading. The Build Background Reference words (and more) are defined in the footnotes.
4. 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!