Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 12

Student reading

In this lesson, students will engage in an evidence-based discussion in which they will analyze how the two unit texts, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” talk to each other. Students will discuss connections across the two texts and will use this information to make a claim about how Poe and Dickinson develop and refine a shared central idea. This work directly prepares students for the End-of-Unit Assessment in the following lesson.

Downloadable Resources

Resources may contain links to sites external to the EngageNY.org website. These sites may not be within the jurisdiction of NYSED and in such cases NYSED is not responsible for its content.

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
R.6-12.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
R.6-12.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to...
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...

Curriculum Map