"The Cask of Amontillado": Poe Shuffle Review Game → The Poe Shuffle is a collaborative review of basic aspects of Poe's life as well as the elements of fiction, plot events, and vocabulary related to "The Cask of Amontillado." You'll need 1 deck of playing cards per group of 3-4 students in order play this game (I buy my playing cards from the dollar store). This is a fun activity that typically takes about an hour—I use it as a review activity after reading "The Cask of Amontillado."
I designed this game for struggling and easily distracted students who prefer group work and do not respond well to whole class instruction--but my Honors students enjoy it, too! One of my Honors students told me he likes this game because it forces everyone to participate.
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This lesson is classroom-tested and includes the following:
A teacher lesson plan with…
• Common Core objectives
• preparation steps
• a classroom agenda
• assessment strategies
A PowerPoint with…
• student-friendly objectives
• student directions
• activity time limits