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The Overcoat Online Lesson

The Overcoat Online Lesson

Author: Grace Johnson

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. 

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3 Things To Know Before Reading

Source: Conley, Greg. "3 Things to Know Before You Read The Overcoat - Conley's Cool ESL." YouTube, 14 October 2016,

Background Information and Summary

Source: "iamccesh". "The Overcoat." YouTube, 15 October 2015,

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol


Source: Gogol, Nikolai. "The Overcoat."

Final Question (Spoilers ahead! Do this last.)