Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013: The Tell-Tale Heart and Story Elements

Essential Question: How do authors use specific techniques to achieve a desired effect?

Do Now: Read the following thoroughly and get started on it:
  1. Get into the assigned groups of three written on the board. 
  2. Share your homework with each other ( storyboard of “The Tell Tale Heart”).
  3. You will be assigned paragraphs for your group of three to dramatize. The assignment of the specific paragraphs your group is responsible for will be written on the board. 
  4. In your dramatization you will:
  1. Create some  simple paper signs (loose-leaf) to inform your audience and to guide the audience ( make these very simple).
  2. Act out the paragraphs you have been given (without furniture props). 
  3. Have one group member be the narrator that reads your paragraphs aloud.
  4. Identify verbally to the audience, at the end of your drama, as many “elements of the short story” that you have dramatized. Explain why you think these apply to your specific paragraphs/scene (page 105/106 in Springboard may assist you).

“The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allan Poe

_____Look at page 105. Identify, if you haven’t already identify examples of the following from “The Cask of Amontillado” in the story diagram on page 106. When you find these underline and label the passage on pages 96-103. 
a. setting
  1. rising action (complications)
  2. climax
  3. falling action
  4. denouement (resolution)
  5. characterization
  6. conflicts (struggles or problems)
  7. Point of View ( the perspective)
  8. Verbal Irony ( when a speaker says one thing while meaning another)
  9. Foreshadowing (hints or clues to suggest future action)
  10. Motif ( a recurring image, symbol, theme, character type, subject, or narrative detail)

  • Make sure you have completed the following previously assigned pages in your textbook for Thurs./Fri.. Pages: 89, 90, Writing Prompt page 91, Mark the text p.92, p.94, mark the text 96-103, and p.106.
  • Do page 104 in your book.
  • Read to page 135 in The Catcher in the Rye for Thurs./Fri.
  • Read to page 105 in Stargirl for Thurs./Fri.
  • We will have a quiz on Thurs./Fri. with questions about our novel, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and “The Tell-Tale Heart”, as well as short story elements.

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