Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 7

Listen to the low stifled sound that arises from the souls of your ninth graders when overcharged with awe. Inspire them with a captivating lesson about "The Tell-Tale Heart." Learners analyze how Poe uses the story structure to develop a central idea. Using evidence collected in the previous lessons, class members prepare for the upcoming mid-unit writing assessment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide class into pairs or small groups to review evidence for the writing prompt
  • Display the graphic organizer on the whiteboard and have individuals note important quotations with dry erase markers
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members will need the evidence collection worksheet throughout the unit, but the blank version is only available in this lesson
  • The seventh of a 13-part literary analysis unit
Pros

  • Provides both a blank evidence collection worksheet as well as a model version with sample answers
  • Encourages readers to annotate and note important quotations to support their arguments
Cons

  • None