I love every cat I've ever had. But for many us--cat or dog lovers, there is usually one who is/was the penultimate. Who was special beyond special. The one for me was my black cat, Kai, who 'owned me' for 19 years. One day I want to have at least three black cats!
Use the short story, “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections via an actual newspaper article/activity detailing a similar crime.