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Author: Maggie Braswell Date Created: 2/11/2014 Subject: English Literature/Language Topic or Unit of Study: Historical Information of The

Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe Grade Level: 9 Materials: The Cask of Amontillado (found in Mirrors textbook), paper and drawing supplies Focus and Review (5 minutes) Statement of Instructional Objective(s) and Assessments (2 minutes) Objectives: After being able to cite information about Poes biography, students will be able to identify 3 elements of the authors style and 3 themes in the short story. Students will be able to summarize and evaluate the narrative in one paragraph each on their book cover assignment. Assessment: Students will create a graphic organizer in class, with teacher guidance as needed.

For homework, students will design a book cover for a reprinting of the story. The project will be graded from a rubric requiring a graphic, summary of story to grab a readers attention, and brief biography of Poe on the inside flap.

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Teacher Input: [30 minutes] Play video, then review information with PowerPoint. Students should fill out their guided notes during the lecture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9N-ZZ0Q7SM Author Biography: PowerPoint http://www.slideshare.net/tranceking/edgar-allan-poe-the-life-of Guided notes: Poe bio guided notes.docx Guided Practice [30 minutes]: Pass out drawing materials, magazines, and construction paper. 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?)

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Closure [5 minutes]: What facts about Poes life can we see in his writing? What themes do we see in The Cask of Amontillado? (Why would revenge be a theme in Poes life? Does the mystery of Poes death relate to the story?) Independent Practice: Students will complete book cover assignment for homework. They may work alone or with a partner. Give students 3 days to complete.
CATEGORY Graphics/ Pictures 4
Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics.

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Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems \"text-heavy \". Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.

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Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.

Writing Organization

Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Content Accuracy

All facts in the brochure are accurate.

99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.

89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.

Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.

Sources

Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 95-100% of the facts and graphics in the brochure.

Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 94-85% of the facts and graphics in the brochure.

Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 84-75% of the facts and graphics in the brochure.

Sources are not documented accurately or are not kept on many facts and graphics.

Attractiveness & Organization

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The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information.

The brochure has well-organized information.

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Plans for Individual Difference: Before this lesson, the teacher and students will have read the story aloud during class time. This will ensure that all students have the same knowledge of the story. Guided notes work as accommodation for all students. Standards: RL.9-10.5 (Authors rhetorical devices) RL.9-10.6 (Cultural literature) RL.9-10.10 (Comprehend stories, drama, poems) Sources [APA format]: Gunter, M. A., & Estes, T. H. (2003). Instruction: A Models Approach (4th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.