March 2, 2011<br />Literature: Introduction to Fiction<br />Short Story: “The Tell-Tale Heart”<br />
Housekeeping<br />Due today: “All Grown Up and Still in Tow,” Questions 3 & 5<br />
The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Before Reading<br />Short story – fiction<br />What does the title suggest to you?<br />What does...
The Tell-Tale Heart<br />After Reading<br />Briefly:  Think about the title again. How does it relate to the story?<br />W...
The Tell-Tale Heart<br />In-class Activity      /10    (Will not count – FYI only)<br />NO DICTIONARIES ALLOWED!!!<br />1....
The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Understanding the Words in the Story (Multiple Choice)<br />acute (adj.)<br />b. sharp<br />2. co...
The Tell-Tale Heart<br />6. stifled (v.)<br />a. smothered <br />7. awe (n.)<br />c. wonder and fear<br />8. well up (v. –...
The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Check-up (Multiple Choice)<br />1. c. hearing<br />2. b. nervous<br />3. c. to get rid of an obse...
Homework<br />Write a paragraph using the following words from the story “The Tell-Tale Heart”: distracted (v.) , awe (n.)...
Sample Sentences<br />distracted (v.) (past tense of distract) <br />(usually takes an object)<br />Ex:	I tried to study b...
Sample Sentences<br />3.	stifled (v. ) (past tense of stifle) (usually takes a direct object)<br />Ex:	I was very tired, b...
BREAK<br />
Intro to Short Stories<br />Usually contain a limited number of characters<br />Focus on one main character, or protagonis...
Intro to Short Stories<br />The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.<br ...
Intro to Short Stories<br />Some simplified definitions of some the terms we will be using<br />setting – time and locatio...
Intro to Short Stories<br />character(s) – who is involved in the story<br />protagonist – main character<br />flat/round ...
Intro to Short Stories<br />conflict – the struggle that creates the drama<br />internal conflict – chracter vs. him/her s...
Homework<br />For Monday – online grammar and read textbook p. 84-88<br />For Wednesday<br />Re-read “The Tell-Tale Heart”...
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  1. 1. March 2, 2011<br />Literature: Introduction to Fiction<br />Short Story: “The Tell-Tale Heart”<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Due today: “All Grown Up and Still in Tow,” Questions 3 & 5<br />
  3. 3. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Before Reading<br />Short story – fiction<br />What does the title suggest to you?<br />What does “Tell-Tale” mean?<br />revealing, giving a signal or clue<br />We say “there was a tell-tale sign”<br />How might a heart be revealing?<br />Author: Edgar Allan Poe<br />American, <br />lived in the 1800s, <br />known for writing “dark” stories and poems<br />
  4. 4. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />After Reading<br />Briefly: Think about the title again. How does it relate to the story?<br />Whose heart does it refer to?<br />How does it reveal, give a signal, give a clue?<br />
  5. 5. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />In-class Activity /10 (Will not count – FYI only)<br />NO DICTIONARIES ALLOWED!!!<br />1. complete the following questions on the handout:<br />Understanding the Words in the Story (Multiple Choice) /5<br />Check-up (Multiple Choice) /5<br />2. Refer to the Story to help you answer the questions.<br />You have 30 minutes to work on this. If you finish early, let me know.<br />We will go over the answers together. Each question is worth half a mark (.5).<br />
  6. 6. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Understanding the Words in the Story (Multiple Choice)<br />acute (adj.)<br />b. sharp<br />2. conceived (v.)<br />imagined<br />3. thrust (v.)<br />b. poked (peeked, pushed)<br />vexed (v.)<br />b. irritated (annoyed)<br />profound (adj.)<br />b. highly intelligent<br />
  7. 7. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />6. stifled (v.)<br />a. smothered <br />7. awe (n.)<br />c. wonder and fear<br />8. well up (v. – phrasal verb)<br />come OR c. rise<br />9. distracted (v.)<br />c. frightened<br />10. causeless (adj.)<br />b. unfounded (without foundation, reason or cause)<br />
  8. 8. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Check-up (Multiple Choice)<br />1. c. hearing<br />2. b. nervous<br />3. c. to get rid of an obsession<br />4. a. cleverness<br />5. b. fury<br />6. c. the beating of a human heart<br />7. a. the old man’s room<br />8. a. loud shriek<br />9. c. completely confident<br />10. c. hypocrisy<br />
  9. 9. Homework<br />Write a paragraph using the following words from the story “The Tell-Tale Heart”: distracted (v.) , awe (n.), stifled (v. ), acute (adj.), thrust (v.)<br />Your paragraph must <br /> use the correct form (n., v., adj., adv.), and <br />show the meaning of the word fully<br />For examples, review how the word is used in the story, look at samples sentences in a dictionary (but do not use them in your paragraph!), or look at the sample sentences on the next two slides.<br />
  10. 10. Sample Sentences<br />distracted (v.) (past tense of distract) <br />(usually takes an object)<br />Ex: I tried to study but I was distracted by the students at the next table who were talking loudly.<br /> Please don’t distract me from what I am doing.<br />I am very distracted right now.<br />2. awe (n.)<br />Ex: We were so in awe of the amazing sunset that we had to stay and watch until the sun was completely gone.<br />They were filled with awe . . .<br />I was full of awe . . . <br />
  11. 11. Sample Sentences<br />3. stifled (v. ) (past tense of stifle) (usually takes a direct object)<br />Ex: I was very tired, but I didn’t want to appear rude so I stifled a yawn.<br /> The dictatorship used violence to stifle dissent.<br />Stifle your anger and focus on what you have to do.<br />4. acute (adj.)<br />Ex: Her eyesight is acute; she can read highway signs when they are still far in the distance.<br />He had an acute understanding of middle east issues.<br />5. thrust (v.) (usually takes an object)<br />Ex: He thrust his foot intothe aisle, tripping his classmate.<br /> She thrust her unwanted opinions on her friends.<br />They were thrust into a new life without any preparation.<br />
  12. 12. BREAK<br />
  13. 13. Intro to Short Stories<br />Usually contain a limited number of characters<br />Focus on one main character, or protagonist, who faces one or more conflicts<br />The plot (events) occurs during a short period of time.<br />The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.<br />
  14. 14. Intro to Short Stories<br />The outcome or resolution usually has a positive or negative impact on the main character.<br />As a result the character may undergo a change in how they see themselves or the world.<br />The author’s theme is usually related to his or her attitude towards the characters and what happens to them.<br />
  15. 15. Intro to Short Stories<br />Some simplified definitions of some the terms we will be using<br />setting – time and location of the story<br />narrator – the person telling the story<br />point of view – how the narrator tells the story<br />First Person – the main character tells the story using “I” <br />Third Person – another character or an outside observer tells the story using he/she/they <br />
  16. 16. Intro to Short Stories<br />character(s) – who is involved in the story<br />protagonist – main character<br />flat/round – these terms describe how much we know about the character<br />static/dynamic – these terms describe whether or not the character changes as a result of the story events<br />
  17. 17. Intro to Short Stories<br />conflict – the struggle that creates the drama<br />internal conflict – chracter vs. him/her self (struggle within a character)<br />external conflict – character vs. an outside force: (another character, nature, or society)<br />plot – the key events of the story<br />theme – the writer’s general message about people and/or the world <br />
  18. 18. Homework<br />For Monday – online grammar and read textbook p. 84-88<br />For Wednesday<br />Re-read “The Tell-Tale Heart” again on your own. Now, you may use a dictionary to aid your understanding. Make brief notes on the handout “Reviewing Story Elements” and be prepared to discuss the story in more detail on Wednesday.<br />Write a paragraph using the following words from the story “The Tell-Tale Heart”: distracted (v.) , awe (n.), stifled (v. ), acute (adj.), thrust (v.)<br />Your paragraph must <br /> use the correct form (n., v., adj., adv.), and <br />show the meaning of the word fully<br />For examples, review how the word is used in the story, look at samples sentences in a dictionary (but do not use them in your paragraph!), or look at the sample sentences on the next two slides.<br />Check forum for place to ask questions about vocab or stories<br />
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