The Black Cat: Changing Perspectives

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Learning Objective

Students will be able to make connections between classroom text and modern day scenarios. They will also be able to make thematic connections between fiction and nonfiction works, as evidenced by answering the following Essential Questions:

  • What is macabre?
  • What are the characteristics of Poe’s writing?
  • How does a change in point of view affect storytelling?

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.1 
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1 
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3 
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4 
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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