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Pre-test: Anticipation Guide: The Cask Of Amontillado 1.

In the story we are going to read a man wants to get even with another man. Think about a time when you felt wronged and unfairly treated. Did you feel like getting even? How did you actually react? Describe an incident you had like this in the following chart.

2. Write everything you know about Edgar Allan Poe. _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Write anything you have heard about Mardi Gras. _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. What is a catacomb? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Give your best definition of a cask of Amontillado. If you dont know what it is, make up a plausible a answer. _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Post-reading: Fill out plot structure diagram with quotations from the text.

Post-Test

Students will design a book sleeve for a modern publication of the short story The Cask of Amontillado. Students will pretend they are the illustrator and editor. The project must have: Cover art either hand drawn, collaged from magazine, or printed online. Back cover art symbolizing a theme of the story (ex: wine class, shovel, Mardi Gras mask) Story summary should be on the back cover. 2 inside flaps: one with Edgar Allan Poe biography and one with personal review of the story (Make people want to buy your book. What was your favorite part of the story? Did you relate to a character? Why is it an important story?) Rubric:

Graphics/ Pictures

Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics.

Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text.

Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems \"textheavy\". Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. 89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 84-75% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. The brochure has wellorganized information.

Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen. Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Sources are not documented accurately or are not kept on many facts and graphics.

Each section in Almost all Writing Organization the brochure has sections of the a clear beginning, middle, and end. All facts in the brochure are accurate. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 95-100% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information.

brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. 99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 94-85% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information.

Content Accuracy Sources

Attractivene ss & Organization

The brochure\'s formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.

Exit slip: Evaluating effectiveness of Socratic Seminar

Answer in complete sentences and turn in on your way out of class:


Were you able to identify those who were prepared for todays discussion? Were you pleased with the thoroughness and depth of the discussion? Were you pleased with the constructive comments that the students gave to each other?

" Guided notes: Poe Bio Lecture "


The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Born in Boston in _____________ to Elizabeth and David Poe Edgars ______ died of tuberculosis and his ________ abandoned him to the care of the Allans Poe attended University of ___________ but John Allan refused to pay his _______ Poe dropped out of college and enlisted in the __________ John Allan helped Poe attend the military academy _____________ Poe realized that ____________ was his true calling, not the military John Allan would not allow him to resign, so Poe was _______________ for not showing up to class. Poe moved to ____________ and married his ____ year old cousin, Virginia He worked as a ____________________________ in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia died in 1847 from __________________ What famous poem was published in 1845? ________________________ Poe died in Baltimore in 1849. What are some explanations of his death?_____________________________________ What were his alleged last words?_______________________________