Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 6

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"In this lesson, students read paragraph 14 through the end of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” in which the narrator finally admits his murderous deed to the police. Students will analyze how Poe drives the story toward the narrator’s confession in the last paragraph and consider how a new idea, guilt, emerges and develops in the resolution of the story. Additionally, students will continue to analyze how Poe further develops the ideas of madness and obsession through specific textual details. "

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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.
RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g.,...
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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