Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 12

Student reading

In this lesson, students will engage in an evidence-based discussion in which they will analyze how the two unit texts, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” talk to each other. Students will discuss connections across the two texts and will use this information to make a claim about how Poe and Dickinson develop and refine a shared central idea. This work directly prepares students for the End-of-Unit Assessment in the following lesson.

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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.
R.6-12.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to...
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...

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