Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 7


"In this lesson, students analyze the entire text of “The Tell-Tale Heart” with a focus on Poe’s choices concerning text structure, time, and order of events. Students will practice identifying and connecting textual evidence to develop a claim about Poe’s structural choices. This lesson’s work directly supports the Mid-Unit Assessment, as students will have to identify and connect evidence to make a claim about how point of view and structural choices contribute to the development of a central idea over the course of the text. This lesson’s activities will engage students in learning how to identify and connect pieces of textual evidence to make a claim. Students will use their text annotation, discussion notes, and previous Quick Writes to engage in evidence-based discussion, as well as complete a brief assessment in which students will make an original claim about Poe’s use of structure, time, or order of events"

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g.,...
W.9-10.2.b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete...
L.9-10.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or...

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