Grade: 8
Subject: Language Arts
TMI in The Tell Tale Heart
Tone Mood Inference

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.SWBAT identify tone and mood in the story
2.SWBAT make inferences about the author and the affects of his childhood upon his writing
3.SWBAT identify elements of plot in the stiry
Teacher Objectives-
1.Analyze tone and mood in literature by creating a graphic organizer
2.Recreate the elements of plot of the literature through audio/visual representation
3.Write a persuasive piece
Teachertube/ theme music/tone and mood worksheets/video & audio worksheets
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1.Definition of tone and mood
2.anticipation guide
3.Notes on Poe

2. Lesson Progression-

1.Music (horror and upbeat)
2.Mary Poppins trailer (1964)
3.Mary Poppins Trailer (scary)

3. Guided Practice-

1.Tone and Mood worksheet
2. Drama-change the tone and mood of popular poems/speech/song/rhyme

4. Student Practice-

1. Analyze the tone and Mood of The Tell Tale Heart

5. Learner Accommodations-

1.Students may choose to work in pairs, small groups, or solo
2. Students have choice of product (re-enactment of story on video/ diorama

6. Assessment-

1. Rubrics for all products including writing

7. Lesson Closure-

1. Summarize definitions
2. Ticket out of the door
3. Sticky notes on door
Measuring Student Progress-
1. Test on The Tell Tale Heart
2. Use a different passage and analyze it employing TMI

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