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Teaching The Black Cat

The Black Cat

"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the August 19, 1843. The story is presented as a first-person narrative using an unreliable narrator. He is a condemned man at the outset of the story. The narrator tells us that from an early age he has loved animals. He and his wife have many pets, including a large black cat named Pluto.

Edgar Allan Poe
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Can you trust what the narrator is telling you?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.6 - Point of View

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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