Monday, September 26, 2011

Anticipation Guide

Agree or Disagree

The most important aspect is to justify your response. Be sure to use logical examples. Think as if you were trying to convince someone to agree with your statement.

1) People under 18 should be punished for crimes the same way adults are.

2) It is better for young people to establish trust with their peers than with adults.

3) Someone who can't read is unintelligent.

4) It is good to talk about racism.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Comparing Tell-tale Heart Interpretations

“Tell-Tale Heart”

“Tell-Tale Heart”

We will be reading this classic short story in class and many of you have either already downloaded the audio version and some even downloaded it onto your iPod. COOL!

I found two interesting versions on the internet which might help build up our background information prior to reading.

View the following films of or dealing with the “Tell-Tale Heart”

Obviously the first one is an accurate depiction of Poe’s work as it incorporates a reading of the actual text.

Which media clip do you prefer, why? Which one would best help a reader to understand the actual story? (150 word min)

Tell-tell Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe