Description: Key Ideas and Details Analyze literary text development. Determine two or more themes of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2A


2A: Determining Main Idea

2A: Determining Main Idea

Description: Determining Main Idea and Themes

✓ standard met

Selection: L-10


Grade level: 12
Word count: 2596 words
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story gives a whole new meaning to the term "solitary confinement."
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: The events in this tale could best be described by the expression
  1. "Stuck between a rock and a hard place."
  2. "Actions speak louder than words."
  3. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."
  4. "The pen is mightier than the sword."

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: (Theme: environment) Describe a selection in which a nature or the environment was represented in either a positive or negative way, and how this positive or negative view affected the characters and events in the selection.


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