Build students’ inferencing skills and prepare for your reading of “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe with this group simulation.
Students take on the role of the young detective called to the scene of the many incidents described in the story, culminating with the wife’s murder. They work text-by-text and make inferences in order to unlock the next level.
“The Black Cat” pre-reading skills:
✅ Making Inferences
✅ Citing Textual Evidence
In this simulation, students will…
⭐️ Work to discover the guilt and motive of the narrator (named Mr. Grisham in this version)
⭐️ Note certain facts and make certain key inferences before you, the Police Chief, approve them to continue
⭐️ Check-in with groups
⭐️ Give them the next text as they gather the necessary information
By the end, students will…
⭐️Present their theories as to “Who dunnit?”.
⭐️ Read the original story (provided by you via the internet or your Lit Anthology) to uncover the real outcome
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Your The Black Cat resource includes:
⭐️ Making Inferences warm-up/bell ringer
⭐️ Four texts
⭐️ Student Tracking Sheet for facts, inferences, and questions
⭐️ Version for absent students
⭐️ Teacher’s Guide & Answer Key
⭐️ Digital Version