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Tales Told in the DarkFull Text: The Tell-Tale Heart
Full Text: The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Reading Instructional Focus: Craft and Structure

Literary Analysis: Tone and Mood


1. Determine the meaning of words

2. Compare and contrast two texts

3. Analyze how differences in point of view create suspense or humor

Word of the Week:

quixotic: impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.

Quote of the Week:

"Injustice any where is a threat to justice every where."

Essential Question:

What are the elements of a horror story?

Tell Tale Heart Vocabulary

1. harken (v)

listen well; pay attention

2. profound (adj)

having great knowledge

3. dissimulation

a hiding of one’s true feelings

4. sagacity

sound judgment; intelligence

5. audacity

boldness or daring with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety

6. concealment


7. waned

approached its end

8. dismembered

cut to pieces

9. scantlings

small beams supporting the floor

10. suavity

smooth courteousness

11. deputed


12. fatigue

hard work; labor; tiredness

13. reposed


14. fluently

smoothly without effort

15. trifles

unimportant matters

16. gesticulations

energetic gestures with arms and hands

17. dissemble

18. pulsation

19. mockery

20. acuteness


a beat or throb, as of a pulse

ridicule, contempt, or derision; subject of laughter

sharp or penetrating

Monday: 11/14/16

Warm Up: Week 9 Day 1

Review "A Place to Call Home"

Tuesday: 11/15/16

No Warm Up

Test: A Place to Call Home


Warm Up: Week 9 Day 2 and 3

Preview vocabulary - The Tell Tale Heart

Thursday: 11/18/16

Warm Up: Week 9 Day 4

Tone and Mood Presentation and Notes

Friday: 11/13/15

Week 9 Day 5

Warm Up: Check

Reading: Tell Tale Heart