This is an 46 page lesson plan for The Cask Of Amontillado written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of this plan are the following:
-An in-depth introductory lecture
-Chapter-by-chapter study questions
-A multiple-choice test
The plan is divided into a teacher and a student edition. The teacher edition provides complete answer keys.
Excerpt from introductory lecture:
"A classic tale of deception and revenge, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe concerns a diabolical murder in the catacombs beneath an Italian palazzo. The time period is not specified, but various references in the narrative suggest
it is set in post-Renaissance Italy sometime prior to 1846, the date of the story’s publication. With the dramatic first sentence, readers enter the disturbed mind of Montresor, the main character who narrates the story, revealing the depth of his depravity as he avenges a personal insult."