This Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 12 lesson plan also includes:
What happens when a tenuous grasp on sanity begins to slip? Compare Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Emily Dickinson's "I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain" with a lesson focused on the development of a common central idea. High schoolers study and organize their materials from the previous 11 lessons in the unit to prepare for an End-of-Unit Assessment writing prompt about the two texts and their thematic connection.
- Have your class develop a more sophisticated central idea than the concept of madness, which could be considered a literary motif
- The 12th in a 13-part unit
- Promotes strong study skills and brainstorming
- Allows peers to discuss their plans for the upcoming writing assignment