Friday, February 24, 2017

A quiz!

By now you should be a "Cask of Amontillado" pro! Please click the link below to test your working knowledge of the story.


Once you submit your quiz, please work on your storyboard. You will need to have it completed in order to participate in the activity on Monday.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Language of Film


Today, we are going to switch gears to a different type of text... film! Be ready to take notes. If you want to review the Power Point, it's available here.

Then, you will put your new knowledge of film to use by creating a storyboard for "The Cask of Amontillado."


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gathering Evidence from "The Cask of Amontillado"

You should be an expert on "The Cask of Amontillado" by now, which is a good thing because you will be using the story to write a longer comparative analysis paper in the coming weeks. As a means to prepare for that writing assignment, we are going to work together to gather as much evidence as we can from the text. You and a partner are going to fill out this Google Form with textual evidence (quotes) that demonstrate irony, mood, and theme.

ALSO....

Yesterday you wrote an analytical paragraph responding to the prompt below. Many of you would benefit from revising your writing. Use our class discussion and the model below to guide your rewrite.

Prompt:  Write an analytical paragraph in which you explain how Poe uses irony and mood to reveal the theme in “The Cask of Amontillado.” Include specific details from the story to support your ideas.

Student model:
In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses irony and mood to reveal the theme, which is to be careful who you trust. For instance, Montressor conveys verbal irony when he says, "My dear Fortunado, you are luckily met.” Montresor continues to compliment Fortunado and gain his trust while luring him to his death. As they walk through the catacombs, the walls are described as “lined with human remains.” This creates a dark and suspenseful mood by making the reader wonder when and how Fortunado is going to die. This evidence reveals that Poe uses irony and mood to convey the idea that blindly trusting someone can be a fatal mistake.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"The Cask of A" analytical paragraph

Today in class we are writing an analytical paragraph in response to the prompt below. You may use this planning template for guidance.

Prompt:  Write an analytical paragraph in which you explain how Poe uses irony and mood to reveal the theme in “The Cask of Amontillado.” Include specific details from the story to support your ideas.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Finishing up

Today we are finishing the literary device chart and plot diagram from yesterday. If your group finishes early, you can use the evidence from your chart to write a response to the following prompt:

Write an analytical paragraph in which you identify one of the moods that Poe creates in “The Cask of Amontillado” and explain how he uses setting, imagery, or irony to conjure up these feelings in his readers. Include specific details from the story to support your ideas.

Well-written, thoughtful responses will earn bonus credit. You may use the frame below to help you.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Plot and theme diagram

Were you absent today? We used this chart to create a plot diagram and thematic statement for "The Cask of Amontillado." Don't have a printer? Just sketch the diagram onto blank paper.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Reading "The Cask of Amontillado"....again!

Now that you have a better understanding of the story, you are going to read it again, this time pausing to interact with and answer the margin questions in your orange workbook.