“The Interlopers” “The Cask of Amontillado” “Poe's Final Days

English I
1. Vocabulary
Roots, prefixes, suffixes
Glossary, dictionary, thesaurus, technology
Connotations, denotations, definition, restatement, example, analogy
2.1 Literal understanding
Structures/format informational documents: how features achieve author’s purpose
Monitor reading strategies and modify them
Text structures: compare & contrast, cause & effect, & chronological ordering
Study strategies: skimming, scanning, note taking, outlining, study-guide questions
2.2 Inferences and Interpretation
Analyze characteristics of text: structure, word choice, & intended audience
Draw inferences (conclusions, generalizations, predictions) and support with text
2.3 Summary and generalizations
Determine main idea: locate/interpret details
Paraphrase/summarize informational text
2.4 Analyze & evaluation
Distinguish fact/opinion and fiction/nonfiction
Evaluate deceptive/faulty arguments in persuasive texts
Identify techniques (language, organization, tone, context) to convey point of view
3.1 Literary Genres
Characteristics of genres: short story, novel, drama, poetry, essay
Characteristics of subgenres: satire, sonnet, epic, myths, legends, mysteries, editorials
3.2 Literary Elements
Recognize theme (general observation about life o human nature)
Explain how author’s view or narrator choice affects characterization, tone, plot, mood & credibility of text
Recognize the significance of various literary devices: allegory and symbolism
Analyze character’s and identify author’s point of view
Identify literary forms and terms: author, drama, biography, autobiography, myth, tall tale, dialogue, tragedy, comedy,
structure in poetry, epic, ballad, protagonist, antagonist, paradox, analogy, dialect, and comic relief
3.3 Figurative Language
Identify/explain: analogy, hyperbole, metaphor, personification, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme
3.4 Literary Works
Analyze/evaluate works of literature & historical context in which they were written
Analyze/evaluate literature from different cultures
Compare works with recurring patterns of characters, settings, themes
4.1 Accessing information
Access info from variety of primary and secondary sources
Use organizational strategies (compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution, sequential order)
4.2 Interpreting information
Summarize, paraphrase, quote relevant information
Determine author’s viewpoint to evaluate credibility and reliability
Synthesize info from multiple sources to draw conclusions
Identify complexities/inconsistencies in various media: almanacs, microfiche news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches
journals, technical documents, internet
“The Interlopers”
*omniscient narrator, surprise
“The Cask of
Elements of Literature
(Holt) 3rd course: student
text and teacher
*first-person narrator, unreliable
narrator, voice, diction, tone,
conclusion, inference
“Poe’s Final Days”
“Poe’s Death Is
Rewritten as Case of
Rabies, Not Telltale
“If Poe Had Succeeded
When He Said
Nevermore to Drink”
“Rabies Death Theory”
*main idea, synthesize, paraphrase,
supporting evidence,
compare/contrast, make
connections, synthesize
discussions, quizzes, tests,