Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 1

Once conceived, a guided set of literary analysis lessons will assist you day and night. Ninth graders take a close look at "The Tell-Tale Heart" and analyze how Poe uses point of view to create questions about the narrator's sanity and reliability. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • A perfect addition to a spooky Halloween language arts lesson
  • Include the activities in a literary analysis unit
  • Inspire members of your class to create found poems based on the words they define using context clues
  • Assign a journal prompt about a time when learners felt compelled to do something that they later felt guilty about
Classroom Considerations
  • The attached literary analysis tools are necessary throughout the unit
  • The tools are also located in the full unit and module files
  • The first in a 13-session unit that examines the choices authors make to create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise
  • Provides a short response rubric and checklist for self-assessment and grading
  • Encourages learners to track their progress through all relevant English language arts Common Core standards
  • None
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