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"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe is a fantastic, suspenseful short story that students love. It is packed full of creepy irony as Montresor lures Fortunato into the catacombs.
This lesson unit comes with the following:
Step-by-step lesson plans
Vocabulary sheet of 16 words from the story
Memory game cards for vocabulary
Unique plot task with example
Hidden Door Foldie Activity with rubric and example (editable)
Final Test in 2 versions to deter cheaters (editable) - 11 multiple choice, 9 true/false, 5 multiple choice vocabulary, and 5 short answer.
More about the hidden door activity: This activity assesses students' knowledge of characterization, irony, point of view, reliable and unreliable narrator as well as reading comprehension, evaluation skills, and citing specific references from the text to prove points. In addition, students must be neat and creative when incorporating required information on the hidden door foldie activity. This is a great review activity, or it can be used in the place of a test to assess students' understanding of "The Cask of Amontillado." Instructions with pictures for how to create foldie with secret compartment, student requirements, rubric for grading, and peer evaluation check lists are all included.
The student instructions, student checklist, and rubric are included in an editable PowerPoint in case you wish to make any adjustments.
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