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lesson 2
1 hour

Evidence-Based Discussion: Obsession and Madness


Students analyze paragraphs 1 and 2, in which Poe introduces the narrator’s reason for killing the old man. Students will explore how Poe begins to develop the central ideas of obsession and madness through specific textual details by engaging in evidence-based discussion. Additionally, students will continue to consider how point of view shapes the content and style of the text.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 2. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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