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A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for The Tell-Tale Heart

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A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for The Tell-Tale Heart

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

In this lesson, students participate in a Directed Listening-Thinking Activity (DLTA), in which they listen to "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and answer prediction questions at designated stopping points during the reading. Students then discuss and write a written response to the story at the conclusion of the lesson, in the form of either an acrostic poem or comic strip. This lesson works well at Halloween or at the beginning of a mystery unit.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
23 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. [W.6.3]

a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. [W.6.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. [W.6.3b]

c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another. [W.6.3c]

d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events. [W.6.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.6.3e]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.23- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters and/or a narrator, organizing events in sequence, and providing an ending related to the event sequence.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
40 ) Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. [L.6.4]

a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. [L.6.4a]

b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible). [L.6.4b]

c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech. [L.6.4c]

d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary). [L.6.4d]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.6.40 - Determine the meanings of words.
ELA.AAS.6.40a - Use phrases and context clues to determine the meaning of a word or phrase.
ELA.AAS.6.40c - Use reference materials to find the pronunciation of a word or determine its meaning.
ELA.AAS.6.40d - Verify the meaning of a word or phrase by using a dictionary.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
42 ) Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.6.6]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
2 ) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.7.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.7.2- Identify the theme or main idea of a story; provide a simple summary for a story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
22 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. [W.7.3]

a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. [W.7.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. [W.7.3b]

c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another. [W.7.3c]

d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. [W.7.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events. [W.7.3e]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.7.22- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters or a narrator, organizing events in sequence, and providing an ending related to the event sequence.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
28 ) Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.7.9]

a. Apply Grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history"). [W.7.9a]

b. Apply Grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g. "Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims"). [W.7.9b]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.7.28- Draw evidence from a literary or informational text to support a research topic.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 7
41 ) Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.7.6]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
8 ) Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new. [RL.8.9]


NAEP Framework
Anchor Standard::
Anchor Standard 9: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Cognitive Target::
Consider Text(s) critically to evaluate the author's perspective or point of view within or across texts, take different perspectives in relation to a text, and compare or connect ideas, problems, or situations.
NAEP Descriptor::
Provide and support an opinion about relation of ideas in story and poem. (Critique and Evaluate)


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
13 ) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. [RI.8.4]


NAEP Framework
Anchor Standard::
Anchor Standards 4: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Cognitive Target::
Consider text(s) critically to evaluate the way the author selects language to influence readers.
NAEP Descriptor::
Recognize meaning of word as used in an informational article. (Integrate and Interpret)

NAEP Descriptor::
Use context of article to recognize meaning of figurative expression. (Integrate and Interpret)

NAEP Descriptor::
Interpret word as used in an informational text. (Integrate and Interpret)

NAEP Descriptor::
Recognize meaning of a word as used in an article. (Integrate and Interpret)

NAEP Descriptor::
Interpret phrase in context of the article. (Locate and Recall)

NAEP Descriptor::
Recognize meaning of a descriptive word used in an expository passage. (Integrate and Interpret)


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
22 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. [W.8.3]

a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. [W.8.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. [W.8.3b]

c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events. [W.8.3c]

d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. [W.8.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events. [W.8.3e]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.8.22- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters or a narrator, organizing events in sequence, and providing an ending related to the event sequence.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 8
41 ) Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. [L.8.6]

Tags: acrostic poem, comic strip, Directed Listening Thinking Activity, DTLA, Edgar Allan Poe, Halloween, poetry, writing
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