Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 2

Make up your mind to complete a lesson plan about "The Tell-Tale Heart" and rid yourself of simple sentence structures forever. As ninth graders analyze the first two paragraphs of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, they consider the ways that text structure and narrator point of view establish the central ideas of madness and obsession.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a unit on Poe, poetry analysis, or on gathering textual evidence
  • Split the class into small groups for literature circles
  • Assign the Quick Write as an exit ticket
Classroom Considerations

  • The second lesson in a 13-part literary analysis unit
  • Refer to the blank worksheets located in the previous lesson and in the module overview file

  • Encourages readers to incorporate textual evidence into their literary responses
  • The packet provides a helpful and versatile handout about integrating quotations

  • None
Common Core