Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 8


In this lesson, students build on discussions from the previous seven lessons and identify and connect textual evidence to write a claim about how a central idea is developed in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This Mid-Unit Assessment asks students to identify a central idea in “The Tell-Tale Heart” and discuss how point of view and structural choices contribute to the development of that central idea over the course of the text. This lesson will conclude the series of lessons on “The Tell-Tale Heart.” (Students will return to “The Tell-Tale Heart” in Lesson 12.)

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
R.6-12.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...
RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g.,...

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