Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 5

Eager readers have waited a long time, very patiently, for a set of literary analysis lessons that connect text structure to the work's central idea. As ninth graders continue reading "The Tell-Tale Heart," they focus on the central ideas of obsession and madness, and discuss the ways that Poe's text structure contributed to the theme's development. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • To promote the idea of the value of multiple readings, have learners read the story in its entirety before beginning the analysis portion of the unit 
  • Use the Quick Write as a homework assignment or exit ticket after instruction
Classroom Considerations
  • All necessary worksheets and graphic organizers can be found in previous lessons in the series, or in the full module file
  • The fifth of 13 lessons in the unit
  • Emphasizes annotation as an important analysis skill
  • Connects literary elements to the development of the plot
  • None