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Real World Learning Objects: Language Arts

“The Purloined Letter”

Assessment

Completion of the RWLO will be based on the following:

 

  • In groups of two, students will answer the following questions about the story, “The Purloined Letter” (worth 30 points).  Answers are to be sent via e-mail.

 

    • Who is the detective?  (3 points)
    • Who needs the detective’s services?   (3 points)
    • Why are his services needed?  (3 points)
    • Whose letter was stolen?  (3 points)
    • How was the letter stolen?  (6 points)
    • What have the police done to find the letter?  (6 points)
    • How did the detective get the letter back?  (6 points)

 

  • Hard copies of at least two messages that students send (worth 30 points), which should:

 

    • provide evidence that the student read and understood the plot of the story (6 points),
    • show that the student understood the characters in the story (6 points),
    • include the student’s deduction as to the author of the purloined letter (6 points),
    • include the student’s deduction as to the contents of the letter (6 points),
    • state why the student believed Poe concealed the author and contents of the purloined letter from his readers  (6 points).

 

  • Hard copies of at least two responses received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Purloined Letter” Comprehension Questions

Student #1 _____________________Student # 2 _______________________ 

Date   ________________

Directions:  After reading and discussing the story, copy and answer the questions below.  Send the answers to your instructor via e-mail.

Questions

Point Value

Your Score

1.  Who is the detective?

3

 

2.  Who needs the detective’s services?

3

 

3.  Why are his services needed?

3

 

4.  Whose letter was stolen?

3

 

5.  How was the letter stolen?

6

 

6.  What have the police done to find the letter?

6

 

7.  How did the detective get the letter back?

6

 

Total

30

 

 

 

“The Purloined Letter” E-Mail Correspondence

Student _____________________________________ Date_______________

 Directions:  Deduce the author of the letter, its contents, and why Poe kept this information from his readers.  Communicate this information with two people on e-mail.  Send copies of your e-mail correspondence to the instructor.

The student has:

Point Value

Your Score

1.  provided evidence that he read the story and understood the plot,

6

 

2.  shown that he understood the characters in the story,

6

 

3.  included his deduction as to the author of the purloined letter,

6

 

4.  include his deduction as to the contents of the letter,

6

 

5.  stated why he believed Poe concealed the author and contents of the purloined letter from his readers. 

6

 

Total

30