Short Stories: “The Cask of Amontillado”

Goals for the Week:

  1. Follow along with the daily readings of short stories.
  2. Continue working on your Choice Board project
  3. Continue to collaborate with teachers and classmates

Today’s Checklist:

  1. Read “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Complete a NearPod lesson on the story.
  3. Understand verbal and dramatic irony.

Today’s Lesson!


  • ELAGSE9-10RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Learning Target: 

I can read “The Cask of Amontillado” and complete a NearPod lesson so that I am prepared to do more NearPod learning in our next unit 😉


Poe uses irony in his short story “The Cask of Amontillado.” Check out these videos about verbal and dramatic irony below.

Verbal irony:

Dramatic irony:

Work Session: 

Your assignment for this unit!

You will have one major assignment for this unit, and you get to choose it! Visit the choice board and select one project to complete about one story. In other words,

Today’s Story:  “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

Today we’re trying something a little different – a lesson through NearPod! The lesson should show up right below this text. If you need to sign in, use your school Office365 sign in – message your teacher if you don’t know your sign in info 🙂

Enjoy the lesson!

Closing Session:

Here are five examples from the story. Determine/identify which examples are verbal irony and which examples are dramatic irony? Discuss with your teacher, family, friends, etc.

  1. I took from their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults. I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed.
  2. For the love of God, Montresor!” “Yes,” I said, “for the love of God!”
  3. “Come,” I said, with decision, “we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible.
  4. “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking to-day.
  5. We had passed through long walls of piled skeletons, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs.

Looking Ahead: Tomorrow’s Lesson

If you want to get ahead on things, here is what we’re doing tomorrow:

  1. Looking at a NearPod lesson on character development
  2. Finishing up the choice board projects!!


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