Cask of Amontillado Close Reading Assignment


The Cask of Amontillado Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for “The Cask of Amontillado” is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze the conflict in the story (conflict and mood).

With an emphasis placed on close reading, students will gain a better understanding of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, as well as increase their understanding of conflict. Students will then be able to write a one-paragraph literary response that includes quotations and analysis for each literary element: conflict and mood.

This assignment includes:

– Suggested lesson plan

– 5 pages of close reading passages with space for student notes and quotes

– 2 differentiated writing tasks

– An annotation guide

– 2 rubrics for grading

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Short Stories Close Reading Bundle