Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 2

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In this lesson, students reread and analyze paragraphs 1 and 2 of the “The Tell-Tale Heart,” in which Poe introduces the narrator’s reason for killing the old man.Students will explore how Poe begins to develop central ideas of obsession and madness through specific textual details. Additionally, students will continue to consider how point of view shapes the content and style of the text. Students will engage in an evidence-based discussion as well as complete a Quick Write to close the lesson.

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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.
W.9-10.9.a Apply grades 9–10 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how an author draws on and...

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