1. Topic-
The Tell-Tale Heart
2. Content-
Short story involving features of Gothic literature.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Learn how to dissect texts.
2.Realize concepts of style that Poe is known for.
3. Be able to express clear thoughts about the text and compare it to other literature that we read.
4. Objectives-
1. The student will be able to recall the characters and plot of the story.
2. The student will be able to discuss the unique style that Poe has, such as uses of dashes, punctuation, and Gothic features such as the grotesque.
3. The student can give an opinion on if he/she believes that the man is sane or insane and why.
5. Materials and Aids-
Story grammar frameworks for all the students.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Give a brief biography of Edgar Allan Poe.
2. Discuss Gothic literature features.
3. Hand out story grammar sheet and read the questions aloud together before reading the Tell-Tale Heart

B. Development-

1. Read the Tell-Tale Heart aloud.
2. Allow students to answer the story grammar questions as we go along through the story.

C. Practice-

1. Go over the handout together.
2. Get in groups to make charts about Poe independently.

D. Independent Practice-

1. With a group students discuss the elements of Gothic Poe uses.
2. They talk about Poe's individual style.
3. They will then fill out their own chart.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Give SLD students an organized and labeled chart.


F. Checking for understanding-

Give a short quiz at the end over discussed important information.

G. Closure-

Get any Poe related questions answered before class is over.
7. Evaluation-
Have students compare Poe with the next author at the end of class the next day.

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