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Group Reading: "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe


     The object consists of a text in the public domain that has been downloaded from the web, uploaded into the web-based application Kami, and annotated by me with instructions and reflection questions for the students. Students whould read the story while adding their own annotations (such as observations or questions). They may also highlight or underline sections of text and respond to the comments of other students.

      The activity is meant to integrate a whole-class read-aloud and an independent active reading of the text, taking the best from both: students will be able to engage in a discussion with their classmates while reading reflecting, and annotating at their own pace.

Learning Targets: 
Use evidence to discuss the literal meaning of a text.
Use evidence to draw inferences from a text.
Determine the central theme of a story or poem using evidence from the text.
Use context clues to determine the meaning of figurative and non-figurative language in a story or poem.
Discuss the effect of an author’s choice of words on both the tone of a work.
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Resource Type: 
Creative Commons Licence
Common Core Language Arts